Submissions to prevention of youth suicide inquiry finds shocking youth suicide statistics

The NSW Governments called for submissions into the prevention of youth suicide in NSW. Following on from the inquiry, an article was published in several local newspapers across Sydney and also published on the Daily Telegraph Website. The website received more than 5,000 reads. Here is the web link to the story: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/hills-shire-times/submissions-to-prevention-of-youth-suicide-inquiry-finds-shocking-youth-suicide-statistics-links-to-unemployment-gaps-in-education/news-story/e5288b458b5866047f7fb0d2e4a920b0

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Suicide prevention workshop with RFQ!

Suicide prevention – a vital skills for those working in community services. One of the most recognised programs is Livingworks ASIST which we has the pleasure of delivering to a very experienced group of staff at RFQ. Read some of the comments from participants at this valuable workshop:- “Sandi was a really competent trainer and facilitator. She brought fantastic professional experiences in working in suicide and in counselling roles. She was really supportive of group…

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Schools without Suicide: How teachers can make a difference!

Studies conducted in the past indicate that almost 15 per cent of high school students confessed to having considered suicide within their short lives. Young school-going teens can be vulnerable to the concept of suicide in which one death serves as a domino effect and begins others. However experts explain that there are certain procedures that can be implemented by parents to reduce the risk of teen suicide and ultimately help stop a domino effect…

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High school suicide rates on the rise

Study results published by NY Daily News show that attempted suicides have risen from 6.3% to 7.8%. Teen suicide is now a growing problem in today’s society. There are suggestions that there is a strong link between bullying and suicide. Perhaps in the past many parents have viewed ‘bullying’ as part of being a kid and growing up, but more and more it is being considered as a serious problem. A problem that leads to many…

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Can talking about suicide in schools cause more suicides?

Absolutely not! There are four main arguments in response to the myth that talking with kids about suicide will “plant” the idea: Students are already well aware of suicide from their experience with suicidal peers and the media. In the authors’ thirty years of hotline experience and twenty years of school-based suicide prevention programming, there has never been a case of planting the idea. The facts in regard to stimulation of suicidal behaviour are best…

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