Know your feelings

Murray Primary Health Network’s suicide prevention co-ordinator Merryl Whyte.

Murray Primary Health Network’s suicide prevention co-ordinator Merryl Whyte.

THE majority of people who died by suicide dismissed expressing suicidal thoughts to health professionals, according to a major study from the University of New South Wales.

It’s prompted calls to review the way treatment is managed and resourced.

Mildura Suicide Prevention Trial co-ordinator Merryl Whyte said the research added another dimension to understanding the role that doctors can play in preventing suicides in their community.

If you or anyone you know needs help talk to a GP or health professional. You can also call Lifeline on 131 114, Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or the beyondblue support service line on 1300 224 636.

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