Get talking about health

THE Sunraysia community is today being urged to stand united in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.

Murray PHN’s suicide prevention co-ordinator Merryl Whyte

Murray PHN’s suicide prevention co-ordinator Merryl Whyte

Murray Primary Health Network suicide prevention trial co-ordinator Merryl Whyte said the time had come for the community to engage in conversation about the issue, as statistics show more than half of the people who died by suicide had not told anyone they had been in distress.

“The main message for World Suicide Prevention Day is around working together and that you can talk about suicide,” she said.

For support and information about suicide prevention, contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467. 

If you are worried about someone and feel urgent professional support is needed, contact 000 for immediate help or the Mildura Base Hospital mental health triage on 5022 3500.

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