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An interesting article from Nic Newling that is worth reading.
I came across an interesting article in The Huffington Post by Nic Newling recently. In the article Nic talks about his own struggle with mental illness, his brother's suicide and the need to talk. Click on the link to see the article: Men, Let's Talk
Here's some info about a research project you may want to be involved in
Suicide Prevention Australia and the University of New England are conducting some research that aims to investigate the exposure to and impact of suicide in Australia. It will explore the impact on people bereaved by suicide.
To participate you need to complete an online survey that should take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Here's a link to the research: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ExposuretoandImpactofSuicide…
A few weeks ago we put up details on a research study into how young people experience grief
There has been a change to who is eligible to participate in the study. Young people who have experienced a loss between 6 months and 10 years can now participate.
More info in the attached flyer and HERE.
We have information about a study on the impact of death on adolescents, and how to better help bereaved adolescents
It's being conducted by the University of NSW and the Black Dog Institute. More information is attached. You can take part in the study if you have lost a relative or a friend through suicide or other type of death when you were aged between 12 and 18 years old, and experienced the loss between 6 months and 3 years ago.
There's also more info here: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/public/research/participateinourresearch/index.cfm
Mia Freedman interviewing TV presenter and mother of 3 boys, Robin Bailey.
Her husband died late last year and she talks about the experience of grief, trauma and parenting her boys.
Here's a link to the video: http://www.mamamia.com.au/lifestyle/coping-with-suicide-robin-bailey/
It's about 20 minutes long. There will be some ads at the beginning.
Monday night's episode of the ABC's Australian Story featured a young man and his journey with mental health diagnosis and treatment
The episode also showed more about his family and their responses to the suicide of his brother. Many people will recognise the pain and confusion in the family response. His death was in 2002 and so the family share how they have been going and what they have found helpful.
Here's a link to the program: http://www.abc.net.au/austory/content/2015/s4212705.htm
This is a project from ABC Open
We thought you might be interested in this project.ABC Openinvites you to share a story about a family member or friend who died in 2014.
ABC Open is an ABC online projectinviting Australians to tell their stories in photo, video, and writing, and publishes them across ABCtelevision, radio and online.
In Memory Of isABC Open's latestprojectinviting people to sharea photograph and a memory of a loved one who died in 2014. To contribute you need to find a photo of the person…
Here's a link to some photos from the recent walk in Melbourne to mark World Suicide Prevention Day
It was Sunday 14 September and we had a good day together. The Walk is jointly organised by Lifeline, Support After Suicide and The Compassionate Friends - we had good weather for a walk along the Yarra River, placing ribbons on Princes Bridge.
Here's the link:
Here is a powerfully written article about the experience of loss to suicide
Alex shares her experience since the loss of her husband and the birth of her daughter.
It is well worth reading.
Here's a link to the article: http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/real-life/how-i-recovered-from-my-husbands-suicide-20140909-3f4re.html
There was a thoughtful and inspiring program on TV last night
It was the SBS program, Insight. The focus was male suicide. It was a men only audience with stories of pain, suicide attempts and bereavement. The program was trying to understand suicide and what would be helpful.
It was very well done.
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