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SA Liberals acknowledge International Survivors of Suicide Day

Nov 16, 2012

Hon John Dawkins MLC

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Suicide Prevention


SA Liberals acknowledge International Survivors of Suicide Day

The 14th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day will be held on Saturday 17th November 2012 to recognise survivors of suicide loss.
 
Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies because of suicide. This shocking statistic becomes even more horrifying when you consider those that are left behind. Families and friends of those who commit suicide deal with the death of a loved one differently. International Survivors of Suicide Day is held to promote healing amongst those bereaved by suicide.
 
“International Survivors of Suicide Day helps highlight the prevalence of suicide in South Australian communities and that strong policy and resolve from the Government is required to stem the tide and prevent these unnecessary fatalities,” Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Suicide Prevention John Dawkins said.
 
“The South Australian Liberals have recently released a policy focussed on strong partnerships with non-government and community organisations.
 
“We are committed to working with these groups to ensure the resources and training is there for them to work as effective community gatekeepers all over South Australia.
 
“Early intervention is incredibly important when it comes to mental health issues and suicide and giving local communities the tools to recognise the signs can ultimately prevent devastating outcomes.
 
“South Australians can be confident that with a Redmond Liberal Government in 2014, our proactive policy and partnerships with community organisations will have a positive impact on those affected by suicide.”

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