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Thursday 12th of December 2019 (UTC)

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Mother suicides, father suicides, child suicides – suicide prevention, a lie

Gerry Georgatos – A mother suicides, a father suicides, their child was a suicide. Not once has this occurred but untold times. Over the years I have warned of mothers and fathers that would be near certain lost to suicide if they were not supported. Several years ago, an eleven-year-old child took his life. His […]

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No time to ponder, argue or to judge – time for suicide prevention

Gerry Georgatos – By year’s end, harrowingly, Australia will record the highest ever suicide toll, in excess of 3,200 Australian lives lost. Suicide prevention is a fledgling discourse, half a century old, and changing continuously, however despite the encumbrances with the formative discourse there is much that is well understood but which is not systemically […]

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The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) needs to actually be First Nations!

Gerry Georgatos – In the 1970s and 1980s, the various Offices of Multicultural Interests did not majorly employ migrant born Australians nor Australian born children of culturally and language diverse migrant Australians. A sea of White privilege, two decades long, was the firmament of the Offices of Multicultural Interests, while White privilege – the oppressor – […]

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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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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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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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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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“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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