Don’t forget to ask family and friends R U OK?
By Susan Johnson M (Couns) Associate Consultivation
The R U OK? initiative has done great things in getting work colleagues, students and groups to become more aware of and sensitive to low moods or potential depression in the people we engage with on a daily basis.
Suicide in ageing
By Jacqui Tibbits, Director Consultivation
Today is RUOK? day - a national campaign to reach out to others, to start a conversation, to check in. On this day, I would like to draw attention to suicide rates in our ageing population. Touted as a young person’s activity, the reality of suicide in older people is frightening.
According to the ABS (2014) per 100,000 people, men over the age of 85 years are more likely to die by suicide than Australians of any other age group followed by men in the 80-84 year age group. Women aged 80 to 84 years have the highest rate of suicide for females from the age of 15 years onwards per 100,000 people.
Jacqui is a positive change management specialist with a penchant for public speaking.
Susan has expertise in cognitive behaviour therapy, narrative therapy & mindfulness.
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