Talking openly about your thoughts

Together 4 Hope participants get a better understanding of suicide in the community and how to help those at risk of self-harm.

Story appeared in: Review | May 14th, 2018

AIMING to reduce rates of suicide in the community and show people how to help those at risk of self-harm, the Salvation Army Auburn in conjunction with Wesley LifeForce hosted a workshop on suicide prevention.
A part of ongoing Together 4 Hope suicide prevention initiatives, it was the second such training session held this year, and project officer Saada Abdikarim said with more are planned for the future.
"We are committed to deliver an on-going professional training that enhances understanding about suicide prevention and helps participants recognise when a person may be having suicidal thoughts, and provide a simple strategy to intervene and assist them," she said.
"Suicide Prevention begins with continuous dialogue, recognising the warning signs and taking action.
"Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life."
Major Paul Moulds from the Auburn Salvation Army said the training is available to anyone, both individuals and groups, who wishes to take part.
For more information on upcoming sessions or to organise a discussion group, follow Together 4 Hope on FaceBook.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 224 636.

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Publication: Review | Section: News | Author: Kim Palmer | Story ID: 136879 | Viewcount: 4250