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2016-12-16: Opening up the conversation about rural suicide – Partyline

By Alison Kennedy

Every person in a rural farming community knows someone who has taken their life. Many more have attempted suicide or had thoughts of taking their own life. The ripple effect of a suicide experience can tear apart the fabric of family and community, impacting friends, family, colleagues and carers.

But you can help change that!

The National Centre for Farmer Health is calling for every adult in Australia’s rural communities to sign up for the Ripple Effect www.therippleeffect.com.au — a research project reducing stigma by opening up the conversation about rural suicide.

Read more: 2016-12-16: Opening up the conversation about rural suicide – Partyline – National Rural Health Alliance