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Suicide prevention

How to save a life — lets prevent suicide

Suicide is a huge problem in Australia. We estimate that around 200 people per day attempt suicide. Now we don’t estimate, we know that suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. The most recent data we have is from 2012 and in that year 2 535 Australians died due to […]

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Suicide prevention

Prevent the downward spiral — adolescent mental health and depression

Teenage years can be difficult and are complicated by puberty and questions of identity. We need to make a real attempt to accept and understand the pressures and dilemmas our teens are facing. We need to provide love and support for them when they have challenging times, and assist them to make positive choices.  There […]