Australia Day Suicide Prevention Walk

The Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) in Geelong, Victoria, marked Australia Day 2106 with its annual Suicide Awareness Walk. More than 500 people attended the walk, which has been held since 2010, was the brainchild of Lisa Castle – who lost her 17 year old son Shaun to suicide in January 2009.  According to the…

Male Suicide Survivor Joe Williams Named Citizen of The Year

A former NRL player and world champion boxer who survived a suicide attempt in 2011, has been named Australia Day Citizen of the Year in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Joe Williams is a proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal man who was born in Cowra and raised in Wagga. He speaks openly about his own lived experience…