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Parents say 16yo Joey O’Keeffe ‘bullied to death’

The parents of 16-year-old Joseph ‘Joey’ O’Keeffe who died October 31 last year, say their son was “bullied to death”. Joey’s father Tommy Gleeson told the Sunday Telegraph the Hay teenager “was good at anything he put his hand to, including motorbikes, welding, cricket and later AFL.” But his parents said despite excelling on the …

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QuAC Calls For Local Artists To Submit Works For Suicide Prevention Campaign

Feeling creative? In need of a creative outlet that will support an amazing suicide prevention campaign for the community? Do you want to use creativity to encourage conversations which will reduce suicide and self-harm in our LGBTI, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then the Queensland …

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‘You Can Talk’: How To Ask Someone You’re Worried About If They’re Thinking Of Suicide

By Anthony Jorm, University of Melbourne and Betty Kitchener, Deakin University Australia’s leading mental health organisations have launched a new campaign – #YouCanTalk – to encourage Australians to ask people they’re concerned about if they’re thinking about taking their own life or have made a plan to do so. This recommendation runs counter to commonly-held …

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Queensland Suicide Prevention Trial To Increase LGBTIQ Community Support

A community-led suicide prevention trial in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region will provide free support to LGBTIQ community members in a bid to reduce suicide rates. The trial will see psychologists and case managers provide free face-to-face, phone or online support to people facing a suicide crisis or bereaved members of the community. …

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LGBTIQ Teenagers Who Hide Their Sexuality At A Higher Risk Of Suicide, Study Says

A new study has warned of just how dangerous it can be for LGBTIQ young people to hide their sexuality. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that 46% of the closeted teenagers reported suicidal thoughts or behaviours, compared to 22% of those who were open about their sexuality. The researchers …

Movember 2017: How You Can Help Tackle Australia’s Men’s Health Crisis

From today, millions of people all over the world will be growing and grooming dapper moustaches for a very good cause. Movember raises awareness and vital funds for male cancers, mental health and suicide prevention and encourages men to speak up and talk openly with each other about their health. Movember Foundation CEO Owen Sharp …

NSW Government Announces $500,000 For LGBTI Suicide Prevention

The New South Wales Government has announced $500,000 in new funding to support suicide prevention programs and support services in Sydney’s LGBTI community. The NSW Government has established a Suicide Prevention Fund of $8 million over four years as part of the state’s 2016/17 Budget, which aims to support non-government and community-based organisations to improve …