Link­ing up in support

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

ABOUT 100 staff and pa­tients from Sir Charles Gaird­ner Hos­pi­tal joined hands this month to mark World Sui­cide Preven­tion Day - em­brac­ing the theme of ‘One World Con­nected’.

SCGH so­cial work co­or­di­na­tor Richard Ma­jda said the day helped high­light the im­por­tance of re­duc­ing tragedies by con­nect­ing peo­ple lo­cally, na­tion­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

“Sui­cide is one of the lead­ing causes of death for peo­ple in Aus­tralia be­tween 18 and 44 years of age,” he said.

“Sui­cide is a com­plex is­sue but one im­por­tant fac­tor which needs to be ad­dressed is the value of feel­ing con­nected, ask­ing for help and of­fer­ing the hand of support.”

Staff and pa­tients come to­gether to mark World Sui­cide Preven­tion Day.

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