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Ideas for World Suicide Prevention Day

It’s not just about raising awareness of the problem itself — it’s about raising awareness of what issues contribute to Australia’s high suicide rate.

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The Australian suicide rate is too high

Australia’s 2018 suicide statistics showed a shocking 9 per cent increase in the number of people who took their own lives. What can you do to help reverse these figures?

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How can you help reduce the suicide rate?

Suicide is a leading cause of death among Australians. What can you do to help?

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How would you talk to someone who is suicidal?

Talking to someone who is thinking about suicide may not be easy, but what you say and how you listen can make a significant difference to their wellbeing.

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How can a suicide hotline help?

Suicide is a complex issue and people may have different reasons for calling or chatting online.

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Age and depression

Symptoms of depression among the elderly are high, especially in residential aged care, but it is important to note that depression is not a natural part of ageing.

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Virtual Assistant – Guided Relaxation program

Claire is a virtual assistant, designed by the Suicide Call Back Service. Why not let Claire take you through her progressive muscle relaxation program to help manage stress and improve mental function.

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IDAHOBIT day

Friday 17 May 2019 is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). Launched in 2004 #IDAHOBIT celebrates LGBTQIA+ people around the world, championing inclusion and aiming to build a better world for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Pay it Forward – The mental benefits of volunteering

April 28 is Pay It Forward Day, a global initiative that seeks to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. One way to get involved with #Payitforwardday is to volunteer. Studies show that volunteering can have many positive implications, not only for those you help, but also for your own mental wellbeing.

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Virtual Assistant – Breathing exercise

Claire is a virtual assistant, designed by the Suicide Call Back Service. Using artificial intelligence, Claire can support you in getting the help you need, finding information and self-help resources that can help you address your needs. Claire also has a pre-loaded breathing skills program to help you feel calmer if you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

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