SUICIDE PREVENTION

Podcast: What’s killing our men?

Anthony Smith talks to Bill Kable of Dads on the Air. Listen to the MP3 podcast here. “We ask Anthony Smith what is the situational approach he has written about. The surprising response from Anthony is that only 10% of suicides are due to depression or what are loosely called mental illnesses. This is the first …

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Mental health – the pandemic’s next wave?

This ABC radio program is an interesting listen (25 mins). In May the WHO (World Health Organisation) warned that mental health must be at the centre of every pandemic recovery plan. This discussion includes Christine Morgan, CEO National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention advisor to PMO. Morgan has interesting things to say about keeping a …

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Interview with Glen Poole

Glen Poole is the founder of Stop Male Suicide, CEO of the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF), co-founder of Men and Boys Coalition in the UK, and a board member at Parents Beyond Breakup. Here’s a great interview with Glen about his work supporting men’s mental health, suicide prevention and some key learnings from the …

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Australia has a suicide problem (ABC)

Interesting article on ABC this morning. Yes, Australia has a suicide issue. We know, because we’re at the front line dealing with it. Here’s an insight not covered. We know who does it. We know how they do it. We’re not so good at understanding why, or what to do about it. Not knowing (or …

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Record calls to mental health services during second lockdown

Victorians are seeking mental health support at record numbers as Melbourne enters a second coronavirus lockdown. Lifeline is reporting a 22% increase in calls. Calls to Beyond Blue have doubled in a fortnight. Please remember: lockdown does not have to mean total shutdown of human connection.     For full article CLICK HERE   DADS MENTAL …

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COVID sees Family Law Company see gross profits surge by 58%

It is notable that this article borders on outright celebration of the profit and share increases seen in family law firms resulting from increased divorce levels. Its not great PR for the family law industry. No mention of the human agony that it involves.  The heightened levels of suicide associated with those same separations. The …

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Relationship breakdown is the major cause of homelessness in Australia

From 2018 research by Dr Julie Moschion (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research0 and Professor Jan van Ours (Faculty of Business and Economics). Original research can be found here. Quote: “Over two years, this unique study tracked the movements of 1700 Australians who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. “Of the participants who …

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PBB CEO Pete Nicholls interview with The Family Law Project

Interview between Family Law Project and Pete Nicholls, CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup (Dads in Distress). Discussion covers a little about Dads in Distress, how the service operates, insights into male suicide, working with men and the forthcoming Fathers Day Report being launched this Sunday, 6th September 2020 – DIDs 21st Anniversary.