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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A Mental Health Report on Adolescents

2015 Report extract – Suicidal behaviours Around 128,000 or 7.5% of young people aged 12-17 years had seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months. The proportion was over twice as high for females as for males (10.7% and 4.5% respectively). In addition, 4.7% of males and 6.6% of females answered “prefer not to say” to the question on suicidal ideation and were not asked subsequent questions about suicide plans or suicide attempts. As…

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Around 128,000 Australian teens aged 12-17 years had seriously considered attempting suicide in the last year

The portion was over twice as high for females as for males, in addition 4.7% of males and 6.6% of females answered ‘prefer not to say’ in answer to the question on suicidal ideation and therefore were not asked the subsequent questions about suicide plans and attempts, in the Australian Child and Adolescent survey of Mental Health and Well-being in August 2015. This clearly tells us that the full extent of suicidal behaviour in young…

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A message for teens

I used to think that depression and suicide were things that happened to other people, that the way I approached my life somehow prevented me from becoming a victim of mental illness. I realized just how incorrect that assumption was when my own life was turned upside down by major depression. I first noticed that something was wrong in 8th grade. Apparently, so did one of my teachers, because she asked me if anything was…

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