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Suicide as Sickness?

The heart-rending suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and upset us. Here were two eminently successful people who ended their own lives. Why would they do this? How could they have achieved so much, yet not want to keep living? Their suicides struck most of us as not only tragic, but bewildering. In the aftermath of [...]

By | 2018-06-18T17:17:53+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Suicide|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Way We Discuss Suicide Can Unintentionally Cause Harm

Many people are discussing and grieving fashion designer Kate Spade’s death, apparently by suicide. And in these moments, it becomes essential to discussing suicide as safely as possible. Whether you knew the person who lost their life personally or as a public figure, whether you’re speaking in private, public, or as a member of the [...]

By | 2018-06-08T15:03:39+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Grieving Mum Calls For Hospital Records Overhaul After Teen Daughter’s Suicide

"Rani was a really beautiful soul who unfortunately just got caught up in some really bad situations." Those are the words of grieving mum Kerrie Stanley, and already you know how this story ends. It's a painful one. And familiar. As Rani entered her teenage years she became increasingly rebellious. She fell in with a [...]

Parents of Teenager Who Took Her Life Say ‘Contradictory’ Medical Advice Failed Them

A Darwin couple who lost their daughter to suicide say the health system failed their family, and there isn't a day they don't question what more could have been done to save her. And they're now preparing to ride 3,000 kilometres across Australia from Adelaide to Darwin to raise awareness of mental health issues, and [...]

Xavier Ellis: Mental Health Serious Issue in AFL

It was winter 2013 - late in the evening - when my mobile began buzzing from the kitchen table. Alastair Clarkson’s name was flashing brightly on the screen, and immediate panic set in. When a head coach calls after dark, it’s like a police officer knocking on the front door: it can only be bad [...]

By | 2018-04-30T15:58:36+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

As Verne Troyer dies aged 49, why we need to take male depression and suicide extremely seriously

Warning: This article contains discussion of depression and suicide which some readers may find triggering and upsetting. Like a heavy punch to the gut that leaves me wheezing, every time I hear about a wasted life in the news through suicide, it brings back my own dreadful experiences with depression roaring back with an intense [...]

Suicide Twice as Likely in Victims of Cyberbullying

Children and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behavior, according to a new study. The research also suggests that it is not just the victims of cyberbullying that are more vulnerable to suicidal behaviours, but the perpetrators themselves are at higher [...]

By | 2018-04-30T15:58:59+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Cybersafety, Suicide|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

‘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