Time to Bring the Taboo Subject of Suicide Out of the Shadows

30 Aug 2012

Coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 2012, Australians will gather around the country to participate in Lifeline’s Out of the Shadows walks.

Lifeline South Coast is calling on people from the Nowra community to help spread the word that suicide can be prevented and that help is available 24/7 through Lifeline.

Tragically, six Australians are lost to suicide every day, underlining the importance of help seeking.

The Out of the Shadows walks will reinforce the key themes surrounding Lifeline’s national response to suicide – hope, recovery, reflection and prevention.

The campaign also aims to remember those lost, and those bereaved by suicide.

Lifeline South Coast has organised an Out of the Shadows walk at 5.45am on Monday September 10 at Grey’s Beach Reserve, North Nowra.

To register for this walk please visit: www.outoftheshadows.org.au

We encourage you to be part of our campaign to get the community talking about suicide, learning about suicide prevention and connecting with each other to save lives.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a personal crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Lifeline South Coast is a local service, which means that the funds raised locally stay here in our community and are used to help local people talk about their problems and find ways to solve them.

Each year, Lifeline receives 14,000 calls from people in the Illawarra and South Coast.

For more information about Lifeline South Coast’s services visit: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au

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Grahame Gould, Lifeline South Coast Executive Director is available for interview by calling 0409 912 391.

Clare Leslie
Marketing and PR Manager
0402 068 597