On behalf of lifeline Canberra I would like to put up the following event and information for attendance and discussion.
The Suicide Toll in Australia far out ways that of the Road Toll yet we hear little about it.
Last year 12 people tragically died on the roads of the ACT and each and every case was reported in full and of course each and every death is a needless waste of life and we support all interventions to reduce the Toll.
Last year it is estimated 40 people took their own lives and completed the act of Suicide in the ACT yet most in the community know nothing of it.
It is now time to start talking about suicide, putting it on the public agenda and taking action.
Lifeline Canberra is convening a Breakfast Briefing Session in the ACT Legislative Assembly, hosted by the Speaker, Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA. We will be handing him a copy of the Senate Report into suicide in Australia The Hidden Toll: Suicide in Australia and requesting that he and his colleagues in the Legislative Assembly take this report and act.
Please come along and listen to our speakers and support Lifeline Canberra in getting the message out that most suicides are preventable and we need to do more to reduce this hidden and tragic toll.
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