LOVE and HOPE
Suicide Prevention Campaign
9 November 2018 – 19 April 2019
The history of colonisation in countries such as Australia, and the intergenerational trauma left by past policies and ongoing racism, combined with the everyday realities of life have created difficult lived experiences for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with serious implications for our young people.
In Australia, suicide remains a leading cause of death for young people and the suicide rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remains unacceptably high at more than double the national suicide rate.
Culture is Life’s LOVE & HOPE Suicide Prevention campaign aims to raise awareness through communicating the evidence, lived experiences and Aboriginal-led solutions. The campaign will encourage everyone to listen with their hearts to the lived experiences of First Nations young people, their friends, families and communities.
Help and Support
For help or support please call one of the following national helplines: Lifeline 13 11 14, beyondblue 1300 22 4636, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467, Q Life 1800 184 527 or contact a Critical Response Support Advocate on 1800 805 801. Help is also available at https://www.gogentleaustralia.org.au/.
For those living outside of Australia, please contact your local mental health or suicide prevention call back service.