Community approach needed for suicide prevention

Neumann and O'Donovan at the World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT Brisbane's World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum is encouraging everyone in the community to play a part in helping to reduce the incidence of suicide. The annual forum, organised by the Australian Institute for … [Read more...]

Coast youth check out Check It Fest

ERIN SEMMLER Gold Coast youth enjoyed a free music festival on Saturday, featuring live entertainment, freebies, interactive activities and the infamous Check My Talent competition. Headspace partnership manager Steve Hackett has been involved in … [Read more...]

Queenslanders encouraged to talk about suicide

KRISTINA BÅTNES HESTDAHL Queensland Mental Health Commission and Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick has said the government is committed to ensuring suicide is not a topic that lies in the shadows of conversation. "Mental … [Read more...]

Conversation Convoy paints Brisbane yellow

PAIGE FINDLOW The Conversation Convoy arrived in Brisbane last Thursday to speak to the Brisbane community about suicide prevention. The Convoy is part of the national 'R U OK Day' campaign, encouraging people to talk about their mental … [Read more...]

Increasing number of Australians taking their lives, statistics show

LUJAYN HAWARI A new statistical analysis shows the number of Australians taking their lives is increasing. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases information every year on causes of death in Australia and the most recent … [Read more...]

Lifeline says it’s possible to bounce Back

SAMUEL BURNETT Suicide is still seen as a taboo subject, something that polite society may pretend it does not exist, but it is a very real problem. The World Health Organisation have estimated one person commits suicide every 40 seconds, … [Read more...]

Trading up stigma for support in men’s mental health

ELOISE LE GROS Australian tradies have the opportunity to turn the stigma surrounding men's mental health on its head during 'Tradies National Heath Month' throughout August 2016. The men's awareness month, created by Australian … [Read more...]

Aussies supporting 22 Kill Campaign

ALANNAH KERR   The 22 KILL challenge has Aussies posting push up videos all over social media to help support the fight against suicide for Australian and US Veterans. Many Aussie veterans and current service men and women are being … [Read more...]

R U OK?

MICHAELA PETROFES September is Suicide Prevention Month,  and awareness campaign R U OK? Day is Thursday, September 10th. R U OK? was founded in 2009 to inspire people to ask "are you okay?" to anyone who may be struggling with life.  R U OK? … [Read more...]

Suicide prevention advocate praises new Metro South mental health line

MELANIE WHITING A new 24 hour mental health care line for hospitals in Brisbane’s Metro South has gained the support of suicide prevention advocate Ms Kerrie Keepa. 1300 MH CALL was created to streamline all mental health related calls made … [Read more...]