SUICIDE PREVENTION

Epoch Times: Australian Suicide Prevention Charity Pleads for Extra Funding Amid Rolling Lockdowns

Australian Suicide Prevention Charity Pleads for Extra Funding Amid Rolling Lockdowns https://www.theepochtimes.com/australian-suicide-prevention-charity-pleads-for-extra-funding-amid-rolling-lockdowns_3939598.html August 9, 2021 Updated: August 9, 2021 By Sophia Jiang Gillian Hunt, the CEO of an Australian suicide prevention charity is pleading for more government funding to meet the surging demand for life-saving help amid repeated bouts of lockdowns across the country. Parents …

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Calls to suicide crisis lines surge during lockdown – Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser

https://www.macarthuradvertiser.com.au/story/7331005/calls-to-suicide-crisis-lines-surge-during-lockdown/?cs=1437 Calls to suicide crisis lines surge during lockdown – Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser – Kayla Osborne   The recent COVID-19 lockdown has led to a 30 per cent rise in calls to the Parents Beyond Breakup (PBB) national suicide helpline compared to the same time last year. PBB chief executive Gillian Hunt said many Macarthur residents …

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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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