Suicide is not just a mental health issue says Lifeline

Mental health issues are not the only cause of suicide, according to the CEO of Lifeline, Pete Shmigel, with situational factors such as relationship breakdown and unemployment requiring their own suicide prevention responses. Shmigel made the announcement as he welcomed the news that the COAG Health Council has announced the development of Australia’s first National Suicide…

Most male farmer suicide not caused by mental health issues

New research on male suicide amongst Australian farmers has found that around 4 out of 5 (78%) of suicides studied were linked to situational distress with 1 in 5 (22%) characterised by longstanding mental health issues. The Study by the Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention found that the two most common situational factors…

ABC Radio Hobart features Stop Male Suicide project

In the run up to our recent Stop Male Suicide in Tasmania seminar, we were invited onto ABC Radio Hobart to talk about the event and the issue. The following transcript captures the conversation between presenter Ryk Goddard; Glen Poole of the Stop Male Suicide project and Jonathan Bedloe of the Men’s Resources Tasmania, who…

Stop Male Suicide project now in Tasmania

The Stop Male Suicide project is currently in Tasmania where we will be hosting two events in March and April: Stop Male Suicide in Tasmania Seminar (Hobart, Tuesday 21st March 2017) Male Suicide Prevention Training (Campbell Town, Friday 7th April 2017) Suicide kills six men a day in Australia (and around six men a month…