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Tuesday 31st of March 2020 (UTC)

September 2019

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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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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