Mental Health First Aid achieved!

Meet our enthusiastic group of participants who completed the Mental health First Aid workshop recently. You now have the skills and the tools to help someone developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis – well done everyone! Click on ‘READ MORE’ tab to see our photo

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Identifying the warning signs in your children

Statistics indicate that thousands of teenagers are diagnosed with clinical depression almost every year. However signs for depression are the same as suicide warning signs and thus depression requires your utmost attention in order for the consequent suicide to be prevented. If left ignored depression can become a devastating disease for the affected individual and…

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Suicide through social media…

Suicide is classified as a leading cause of death for adolescents within the age group of 10-24 emphasising the extreme situation for today’s youth. In addition to this almost 157,000 teenagers sustain injuries caused by attempted suicide each and every year. Reasons for teenage suicide are many and include bullying, social inequality, academic issues and relationship failures all…

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Elderly Suicide Prevention

No matter the age, suicide and mental health is a serious issue that affects everyone. I’ve heard many people say different things about it, even calling it victimless. The fact is, however, suicide has many victims, even more than one might imagine. One of the issues we have in fighting suicide is that we put…

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Who can help with suicide prevention

Is it true?…only a mental health professional can help someone who is thinking about suicide?   The stats tell us that it is usually the non professional who encounters someone who is thinking suicide before they engage with a professional, such as a counsellor, psychologist, or mental health worker. This also tells us that if…

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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…

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