By Derek Best, CEO - Innovative Hair Loss Solutions
Suicide is devastating. This page is to raise awareness, educate and help prevent suicide deaths in Australia.
Harden up Princess. My parting words to a friend that went home and sadly committed suicide. Little did I know that around 2500 people a year commit suicide every year and 3 out of every 5 are men. Suicide is the leading cause of death of all Australians aged 15 - 44.
One lazy Sunday morning I was watching Sun Rise on Sunday; this was one of the stories https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/22254917/preventable-tragedy/
162,000 distress phone calls went unanswered last year to Lifeline. In 2013, 2272 people took their own lives. Lifeline takes a call every 50 seconds and 50 calls a day are related to suicide.
All Australians need to know these statistics because more than likely they don't know that someone close to them is suffering with mental illness and could be considering suicide as the only way out. If you have a loved one or a friend that has committed suicide and you want to remember them for the great person that they were you can be involved or you can get a group of your friends to rally together to raise money. We need to raise $300,000 to help train 100 people to take calls for life line. It cost $3,000 to train one person to handle these types of calls, which could potentially save your friends life.
Every life is worth saving.
Innovative Hair Loss Solutions