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ABS Causes of Death statistics released today

This morning the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the Causes of Death Data for 2016, including the preliminary suicide death data for Australia.

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Newcastle Tri Club races for suicide prevention

Newcastle Triathlon Club came together to race their bikes over 500kms as part of World Suicide Prevention Day, with 50 participants taking part in their Swim, Bike, Run season opening event.

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LifeSpan Newcastle announces community grant recipients for R U OK?Day

LifeSpan Newcastle, in partnership with R U OK? is delighted to announce the recipients of its R U OK?Day local community grants.

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Hunter Institute presents Media LiFE Award to Man Up presenter Gus Worland

Gus Worland, presenter of men’s mental health and suicide prevention media campaign Man Up, is the recipient of this year's Suicide Prevention Australia Media LiFE Award, presented at the National Conference in Brisbane last night.

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Global concerns, national priorities

Hunter Institute Director, Jaelea Skehan, shares her thoughts ahead of the National Suicide Prevention Conference in Brisbane this week.

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National Suicide Prevention Conference – Relationships, Resilience and Respect

Hunter Institute of Mental Health staff are actively preparing to facilitate a range of presentations as part of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Conference in Brisbane.

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Support following a suicide attempt should include families and friends

We know that over 3,000 people take their lives each year across the country and this issue is getting more attention and more focus than ever before. But what is less known and less talked about, is the number of people who attempt suicide each year and the impacts that this behaviour has on those individuals and the loved ones who care for them.

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Hunter Institute welcomes Australian Government’s commitment to suicide prevention

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, of the Australian Government’s $47 million funding pledge towards national leadership and support in suicide prevention.

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Six Reasons Why I'm concerned about a TV series

You can hardly open a social media channel without seeing commentary about 13 Reasons Why – a Netflix drama series that explores a range of issues affecting young people, including suicide. The media across the world have been asking whether this a responsible and safe representation of suicide, and now the Australia media has followed suit.

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Hunter Institute dedicated to LGBTIQ inclusivity

The Hunter Institute of Mental Health has been invited to continue its involvement in the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s MindOUT! Champions Project, with the announcement of Kristy Platt as the new LGBTI Champion.

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