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Suicide Prevention

Thoughts of suicide and poor mental health outcomes are things that affect the LGBTIQ community more than the general population. Why is this? What do we need to change in order to shift this reality?

Our guest Amelia, an LGBTI+ Suicide Prevention Training Officer at Thorne Harbour Health, comes on the show to discuss these issues. She brings light to the things that rarely gets a media platform to do so. She also shares with us some of the work she is doing in affirmative practice training for service providers.

Throughout the podcast we agreed to include these links below:

Mindframe – guidance on talking about suicide in the media: https://mindframe.org.au/

Livingworks – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: http://www.livingworks.com.au/programs/asist/

Switchboard – Peer phone support for LGBTIQ community: http://www.switchboard.org.au/

Thorne Harbour Health – Affirmative practice training: https://thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/training-and-capacity-building/

Q-life – Anonymous and free LGBTI support and referral https://qlife.org.au/

Have a listen or download the podcast below, and please share if you resonate with the content.

This show, Episode #682 originally aired Thursday 8th August 2019.

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About the author: Jessie


Jessie works in the Health Promotion Team as a Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health.
She is a co-host and producer of the Well Well Well radio show and has a keen interest in harm reduction, alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and sexual health.


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