Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44.
Lifeline believes we all have a role to play in suicide prevention.
During my NRL career I played many First Grade games over a 10 year span that was cut short by a debilitating neck and spinal injury which forced me into early retirement at the age of 25... Read more
Maris, my wife of 42 years died by suicide on 30th October 2004. following years of struggling with depression... Read more
My first experience with suicide was the death of a colleague when I was 17. Robbie and I worked together in a child care centre and he was one of my favourite people to work with... Read more
It was the ten year anniversary of my brother’s suicide and we had gathered together old friends and family at the local where he used to drink and play pool. Things had changed in those ten years... Read more
My experience with mental illness taught me a few important things, mainly that depression and anxiety are different for everybody, help is available, it is hard to reach out, and what works for one might not work for another...Read more
All down to you, dear. Everything has changed. "Mirrorball" by Elbow 2008
These lyrics are from my favourite song and they also are my diary entry for January 23rd 2010... Read more
Today, my story is about Amy. Amy was born on 22nd January 1978. My labour was quick so right from the start she was such an easy child. Read more
Suicide shouldn't be a taboo subject.
If you remember only one thing after reading this today, please let it be this: most suicides are preventable, and you can do something about it. Read more
For the last four years, I have been working for Lifeline as a voluntary Peer Support worker for people bereaved by suicide. The circumstances leading me to do this are indeed sad ones with the loss of our son to suicide five years ago... Read more
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