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The new suicide prevention training plugging a gap in the Illawarra

22 April 2024

It's not uncommon for people experiencing alcohol or drug use to encounter suicidal thoughts or ideation.

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Closing the gaps on mental health support

20 April 2024

It's no great secret that there are gaps in the support systems that are meant to help us in times of mental distress.

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Embracing collective care: nurturing compassion, unity, and hope

4 December 2023

In the midst of global and national challenges, the holiday season approaches – a time traditionally associated with joy, celebration, and connection.

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#care2qpr: Illawarra suicide prevention advocate shares key messages

10 November 2023

The causes of a suicidal crisis are complex and individual, but support is always available.

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#care2qpr: Aboriginal community urged to talk in tough times

3 November 2023

We're going to keep surviving, sometimes it takes a bit of hard work, but we do it and we do it usually with joy and humour and love.

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#care2qpr: Why young people should reach out if they're having a tough time

21 October 2023

Wollongong's Matt Armitage has lived with anxiety for much of his life - read about his story below.

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#care2qpr: How carers helping people with suicidal distress can get help themselves

16 October 2023

Friends and family members play a vital role in helping people suffering suicidal distress.

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#care2qpr: Peer workers in Illawarra helping people in suicidal crisis

7 October 2023

Making someone feel as though they are not alone is one of the most powerful things a person can give.

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#care2qpr: New causes of death data shows lives lost to suicide in Australia

30 September 2023

Sandy Smith lost her husband Kurt to suicide and now works to support other bereaved people.

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#care2qpr: Importance of postvention support for people bereaved by suicide

23 September 2023

Hope lost her father and brother to suicide - this is why she wants people to talk about it.

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Support is available for those left behind after suicide

23 September 2023

As we learn more about suicide bereavement and the unique ways this type of grief and loss impacts individuals, families, and communities, we understand that effective suicide postvention support is in fact suicide prevention in action.

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#care2qpr: How suicidal distress can show in men

15 September 2023

For Mark Ellis, talking about suicide is a regular part of life.

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The Illawarra Mercury relaunches 2023 #care2qpr suicide prevention campaign

9 September 2023

"Silence is thunderous" and that is why Ann Frankham wants people to talk about suicide.

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Coping with financial stress, there's help out there!

15 July 2023

Understanding and responding to the life events or situations that add to risk of suicide is an increasingly important part of suicide prevention.

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Finishing school can be a time of uncertainty

6 May 2023

Last Friday (28th April) the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) released the 2023 HSC exam timetable.

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