Suicide

‘If You Care, You’re Equipped’: How To Support Someone Who is Suicidal

Kate* was sitting at her desk working late with her colleague Ben* when he told her he was suicidal. She was visibly horrified and when Ben saw her reaction he immediately took his words back and asked her not to tell anyone. "You're kind of a friend, a colleague, a manager, and you want to [...]

By | 2018-04-09T09:07:24+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Suicide Risk Sharply Higher in Months After Self-Harm

A study led by Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) revealed that young Americans had a sharply higher risk of suicide in the months after surviving a deliberate self-harm attempt. The authors say the findings underscore the need to direct clinical interventions toward youth who survive such attempts during this critical period. "Our latest study shows [...]

By | 2018-03-26T13:50:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

School Launches Resilience Project

When Northern Territory teenager Dolly Everett tragically took her own life in January after being mercilessly bullied online, the nation was rocked to its core. Dolly’s death may have provided more questions than answers, but it became a topic of public discussion. A 2016 report by mental health organisation Orygen found that suicide rates among [...]

By | 2018-03-19T14:27:02+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Suicide|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Stymie Website Uncovers Self-Harm Clubs for Year 8 Students

An anonymous website where children can report harmful behaviour is uncovering self-harm clubs, drug dealing, bullying and illegal activity at an increasing rate. Former Sunshine Coast teacher Rachel Downie started Stymie several years ago to provide a safe space for bystander children to speak up without fear. After a school signs up to the program, students can [...]

Data Reveals 5 Yr Old Children Are Discussing Suicidal Thoughts

Children as young as five are experiencing suicidal thoughts according to the latest data released by Kids Helpline. The Leader can reveal the national counselling service figures show that almost 10 per cent of the 400 children aged between 5 and 12 called the helpline to talk about suicide. The data also revealed out of 395 people [...]

By | 2018-02-16T10:52:33+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

‘Are You Considering Suicide?’

'Are You Considering Suicide?' and other questions to ask your co-workers In a glass conference room in midtown Manhattan, a few dozen employees from Beacon Health Inc.are taking turns asking each other an incredibly awkward question: "Are you having thoughts of suicide?" There's a right way to ask and a wrong way, and they're here [...]

Cyber-bullying Campaign Launched After Suicide of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett

A 14-year-old girl from a well-known Northern Territory cattle family who took her own life last week has been remembered by her family as a "kind, caring and beautiful soul" as they launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of bullying and harassment. The family of Amy "Dolly" Everett, who was once the face [...]

By | 2018-01-15T14:17:00+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Cybersafety, Suicide|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Tragic Truth: Why Regional Kids Are Taking Their Lives

Regional youth are unable to access needed mental health services despite higher rates of mental illness and suicide than their city cousins. A Griffith University study revealed 142 regional Queenslanders aged between 15 and 24 years killed themselves between 2011 and 2013. The study found in regional areas 18 people aged 15-24 died for every [...]

By | 2017-11-06T15:14:36+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Society & Culture, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Children as Young as 6 Years Old are Watching Porn Online

Children as young as six are watching internet porn, with one group linking the behaviour to sexual assaults in schools. Centre Against Sexual Violence counsellor Kate McCormick said there appeared to be "a lot of sexual assault" occurring within the school environment. "This has been linked back to early exposure to pornography," she said. "From [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:38:46+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Talking About Suicide and Self-Harm in Schools Can Save Lives

Suicide and self-harm remain taboo topics in schools, despite the fact youth suicide has reached a ten year high. Recent statistics show around eight children and young people die by suicide each week in Australia. Around one in ten self-harm during their teenage years. This loss of life means that the topic is too important not to talk about, but [...]

By | 2017-09-18T16:39:36+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Suicide, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments