Recently, I’ve been struggling with my mental health. For the first time, it seems too much. Don’t get me wrong, I want to live. That’s all I want to do.
Sadly, another member of the AFP took their own lives. With questions finally being asked about the culture within those walls, I know that there is no easy solution.
According to a Defence report, since 2001 twice as many ADF veterans like myself have been lost to suicide than to armed conflict. Their new strategy seems too little, too late.
Despite our greater education on the subject, the topic of suicide is anything but a discussion.
After a suicide, we often ask what we could have done, and we shout that if only that mentally ill person asked for our help, we’d help. That is a delusion.
In many situations, 2017 could have been my last year, and it would have been by my design. However, in 2018, things are different. There is hope and there is renewal.
Everyone agrees, 2017 wasn’t a very good year. But, as far as my mental wellbeing goes, it has been important, and there has been great progress.
Recently, the feelings within that whisper ‘suicide’ became deafening. Unable to reach out, I was fortunate a stranger did. Connection matters, even if you discuss nothing in particular.
Today’s apparent suicide of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has been a hard thing to face, especially as he saved many from taking that route. Myself included.
The recent tragedy of Chris Cornell taking his own life highlights a greater issue. As the rates of suicide grow, I’m wondering if it’s a condition of the society we built, and one we won’t shake.
As far as weeks go, it was fairly tame. Trump gave a Presidential speech coated in platitudes, Barnaby Joyce was burnt by the limelight and there was a catastrophic snafu at the Oscars. Standard.
Criticism is part of the deal when it comes to leading a political party – or indeed a nation. But one Leftie thinks Trump and Turnbull may deserve some positive reinforcement as of late.
The tragic story of Daniel Fitzpatrick highlights the pale fact that those who suffer from bullying are at risk of far more serious health implications.
The rising suicide rate in Australia is not reflected by government spending, but money is needed to curb our growing epidemic.
Using vintage Donkey Kong to break down Camus’ theory of absurdism, 8-Bit Philosophy unpacks suicide. So should we, or should we not?
With male suicide an epidemic currently rife within Australia, the Stop Male Suicide Project gives us seven ways to spot the symptoms.
Grant Spencer takes us deep into the void, trying to make sense of the self-destruction that has claimed great artists in the past.
Psychologist and TBSer Grant Spencer looks at the phenomena of the suicide note and offers some help in addressing the situation.
Mental health is a complex and costly issue, but Conrad Liveris feels that with suicide rates climbing, it is an issue which clearly needs a new approach asap.
The way Henry Rollins approached the death of Robin Williams has surprised Lachlan R Dale – read why he thinks it is weak, fallacious and offensive.
In what he calls the ‘being-a-jerk-period’ of mental illness, Mikael Hattingh wants to apologise to those who have faith he will make it through.