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Netflix adds new warnings to teen suicide drama ’13 Reasons Why’

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A unique new suicide prevention campaign, Talking Heals, was created by and for LGBTI communities supports community members to access support that understands their needs, writes the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health. Our LGBTI Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities are resilient, creative, strong and wonderfully diverse. And in 2020 we’ve all had to draw on this …

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Almost 42% of LGBTIQ Australians reported having thoughts about suicide in 2019, according to a major new study by La Trobe University. The university released the major study Private Lives 3 on Friday, from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS). The researchers surveyed over 6,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and …

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Today is R U OK? Day, urging Australians to learn what to say if someone in their life tells them they’re not okay. And with the pressures of the COVID-19 pendemic, it’s more important than ever to check in on your friends, family, neighbours or co-workers. “We’re encouraging everyone to learn that there’s more to …

Sara Hegazy

Following imprisonment, abuse and torture in Egypt, LGBTIQ+ rights advocate Sara Hegazy sought asylum in Canada. Sadly, she died in her home in Canada Sunday, leaving a note asking her family and friends for forgiveness. In 2017, Sara attended a concert by the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila in Cairo. The band’s lead singer Hamed Sinno …

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A new podcast by queer radio station JOY 94.9 aims to offer “support, conversation, and comfort” to LGBTIQ Australians affected by suicide. Let’s Talk About Suicide launched today and is produced by the Melbourne radio station and two health services. Four people affected by suicide – Beau, Lara, Peter, and Alice – take part in …

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A fifth of gay, lesbian and bisexual British people who have tried to change their sexual orientation have attempted suicide, according to a study of harmful “gay conversion therapy” in the UK. It ran during December 2018 and attracted over 4600 responses, of which a tenth (458) stated they had personal experience of attempting to …

Byron Bay artist John Bortolin Manscapes 2019 calendar

The 2019 edition of the sexy Manscapes calendar by Byron Bay-based artist John Bortolin has been launched as part of this year’s Mental Health Week. Scroll down for the pics The calendar blends regional Australian landscapes and male nude photography, and the project is closely linked to men’s wellbeing. “The calendar is a tribute to …

Lady Gaga and Canadian model Zombie Boy in the video for Born This Way

Lady Gaga has urged anyone suffering from mental health issues to reach out for help following the death of one of the stars of her “Born This Way” video. Gaga took to social media after tattooed Canadian model Rick Genest, 32, was reportedly found dead on Wednesday of an apparent suicide at his apartment in …

The biennial survey, conducted by ACON and the University of Sydney

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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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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