Strategy

HuffPost is leading a new conversation on suicide in Australia

Today, around eight people in Australia will take their own life. In a nation spending tens of millions of dollars in a bid to prevent shark attacks, the 3000 people who will die by suicide in Australia every year rarely make front headlines. As Huffington Post editor-in-chief Tory Maguire points […]
HuffPost is leading a new conversation on suicide in Australia
Tech

Telcos can now cut off people who harass Lifeline

Telecommunications companies have now been given the authority to suspend services to customers that repeatedly make unwanted calls to helplines such as Lifeline. The Australian Communications and Media Authority has registered a new version of its industry code this week that means people that make unwelcome calls will first be […]
Telcos can now cut off people who harass Lifeline
News

Australia has a $7.5 billion problem it’s not doing enough to fix

Last year in Australia 3,027 people died from suicide — average of 8.3 deaths each day. Pete Shmigel, CEO of Lifeline Australia, says it’s a national problem with each death costing at least $2.5 million. Shmigel has penned an article about his son’s struggles with mental illness and attempted suicide, […]
Australia has a $7.5 billion problem it’s not doing enough to fix