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Hey there! Let’s begin with the basics of me. My name is Caitlin Jones, and I have been growing up in a country town in Victoria, Australia for the past 20 years of my life. At the moment I am studying a Bachelor of Media and Communication majoring in Social Media; ironic, I know. And when I finish with that accomplishment, I am wanting to complete a PhD in the same field, as I am in love with learning in the media and communication area; again, ironic, I know. Oh and if you haven’t noticed already, I suffer from mental illnesses, in particular, anxiety and depression. You can read my blog posts to get the update on that!

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Lets Talk About Suicide More | #YouCanTalk

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You can openly talk about where you stand in politics and you can talk openly about your ingrown toenail, but to talk about your suicidal thoughts is unprecedented.

#YouCanTalk is the newest suicide prevention campaign, conducted by a number of Australian mental health organisations to help get the conversation open about suicide. The organisations operating together include beyondblue, Black Dog Institute, Everymind, Headspace, Lifeline, ReachOut and R U OK?, all in which individually uphold significant reputations within the mental illness industry in Australia, for continuously generating awareness of mental health. The main concept of the movement is that you don’t have to be a qualified psychologist or doctor to ask how a family member, friend, workmate or acquaintance is, and to use the resources available.

Why is it important for you to talk about suicide?

Getting the conversation started about suicide in such an honest and upfront manner, could simply empower someone you love and care about, to discuss the difficulties they themselves are having; a discussion they may of not be had if you didn’t bring it on.

Suicide is the silent killer, the one that has the ability to pass by unheard and unseen; sometimes, only to be known of when it is too late. The majority of loved ones of suicide victims say that they weren’t aware of the state of mind the individual was suffering in.

You could potentially save a life. 

If you are unsure of how to approach the topic of suicide and mental health to an individual, each of the organisations listed previously have resources information on how to appropriately address the subject matter; just click on the respective organisation.

For more information on the #YouCanTalk campaign, head to www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au

All material is provided for informational use and should not be used as a replacement for medical advice or instruction. If you or someone you know needs help, consult a medical professional.

If you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s safety, please call your local emergency response number and/or a mental health helpline.

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