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Friday 15th of November 2019 (UTC)

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An end to things

Gerry Georgatos – Australia is struggling in understanding suicidality, and the discourse remains not only effectively rudimentary, but it is also both polluted by carpetbaggers and narcissists, and furthermore corrupted by a seeming immutable lack of political will, hence frantic reductivity and minimalism, with the price lives lost and many more ruined. Australia argues itself […]

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Categories General News, Social Policy
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Damn us! What sort of society relentlessly punishes?

By Gerry Georgatos – A 20-year-old impoverished woman was hauled before a Western Australian Court today for being hungry and for trying to walk out from a Salvo Op Shop with a few donated hand-me downs. The Western Australian Police disgraced themselves in charging her. The Judicial system humiliated itself in failing to throw out the […]

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Categories General News
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In fact, one person suicides every 20 seconds, not every 40 seconds

Gerry Georgatos – In Australia, officially, someone suicides every three hours. In many western countries, by the hour, in some by the minute. Globally, on average, suicide is the leading cause of unnatural deaths. However, suicide remains underreported, that’s a given. It is likely twice as high as reported. In some countries, suicide is rarely […]

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I’m not an expert, no one is; there are an arc of issues

Gerry Georgatos – I have written more than 500 articles on the suicide crises and suicide prevention in the last several years. Over decades, visited hundreds of towns, cities, communities Australia wide, working alongside thousands of individuals trauma and suicide affected. However, though I am regularly referred to as a suicide prevention expert I do […]

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Just children, heaven’s door

Sleeping from trees, mouths of graveyards wait Low lying fruit idly by, Pray for heaven’s door Pale light, last sight   The hangman quivers And the Medes build gallows, Snares And gilded cages   Barons and conquerors, conquistadors salute Bloody Marys hail Missionary fervours gale Pied Pipers wisp and drown   The children are framed […]

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Categories Arts & Letters
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Suicides, the majority preventable

In the last several weeks a father of three who hailed relatively recent from India, suicides. So too a young father of one, Indian born. They are two of six this year, who migrated relatively recently from the subcontinent, whose families have reached out, following their suicides. And so too an Eritrean mother, South Sudanese […]

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Categories General News, Health and Wellness
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“You do listen” but Governments don’t, and preventable suicides escalate

In the fog of my memories the deep cut through the mist is the connectedness, the meeting of people. One community I have had much to do with but had not been to until only several years ago is Beagle Bay. A beautiful sub-tropical pristine community of 400 residents. There is no police station, no […]

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Phillinka Powdrill – the majority of suicides were preventable

Gerry Georgatos – Lena Andrews thinks of her daughter, Phillinka, every day. Phillinka, eighteen years old, died by suicide in the Kimberley’s Fitzroy. The services failed Phillinka. No-one but her family was there for her. Phillinka ended it all by hanging, on October 18, 2014. Lena and her family were not supported. It was all […]

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Robodebt suicide, 19-year-old mum

Gerry Georgatos – A Robodebt contributed to the death by suicide of a 19 year-old-mother. Stressors and suicide are always the story. Society is defined by the sum of its relationships, and many relationships are that classist, racist, sexist, ableist, ageist that we devastate people. Australia is heading once again to 3,000 suicides. Once again, Australia […]

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“They came through the gate with my boy’s body more than six hours later”

By Gerry Georgatos – “They took my boy’s body away. I wanted to go with my son. They left us behind. They didn’t care to listen.” “They just looked at us. They flew off, right in our faces.” “They left us behind.” “They just left us,” said mother, Gwen Sturt. Through the night, with torrid rains […]

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