World Suicide Prevention Day is about working together to help prevent suicide.
Did you know, that every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. Seems a lot, doesn’t it? Thing is, most people don’t want to die, they just want their pain to stop.
Let’s talk about it:
1. You don’t need to be an expert to reach out – just a good friend and a great listener.
2. You don’t need to be a clinician, a GP, or a nurse to check-in with someone you are worried about.
3. Trust your instincts and access suicide prevention resources to assist you in having the discussion.
Some resources include:
a. You Can Talk – http://ow.ly/DXBD50w3Atk
b. Beyond Blue- http://ow.ly/GgAh50w3Atl
c. Suicide Call Back Service- http://ow.ly/ScAf50w3Atm
d. It’s time to ask R U OK? if you notice a change, no matter how small http://ow.ly/FYa950w3Atn
Further reading: World Health Organisation https://lnkd.in/frt-pZX