Mental Health - byondblue

“beyondblue is here for you – every day – in more ways than ever before – equipping you with tools and providing support where you live, work, learn and play.”
I want to increase my awareness, get involved and decrease Male suicide in Australia

Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression.1

Every day, nearly eight people take their own lives.2

Because this affects all of us, we’re equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. We’re giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxietydepression and suicide part of everyday conversations.

And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, we’re breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out.

We’re here for everyone in Australia – at work, home, schooluniversityonline, and in communities across the country.

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beyondblue creates mentally healthy environments and supports people across Australia – whatever their age and wherever they live.

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The experiences and needs of people with anxiety and depression and their families and friends underpin all beyondblue’s work. Find out about beyondblue’s reference group – blueVoices.

Our independence and bipartisan approach to issues position us to advocate for positive change, and a better deal for people experiencing anxiety, depression and suicide risk. Our research continues to shape our work and that of others, and we collaborate with partners across many sectors and industries to advance our collective thinking, knowledge and direction. Find out more about beyondblue’s research program.

1. For a full list of references for the statistics on this page, and any others across the website, please visit the references pageand search through the relevant category.

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is Suicide Prevention Australia – World Suicide Prevention Day. 6 Males suicide every 24 hours in Australia and since having our inaugural Save This Date – I’m Just A Man #2 on 22/11/17, 1500 Males have suicided, a number greater than the road toll.

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What causes anxiety?

An anxiety condition isn't developed or caused by a single factor but a combination of things. A number of other factors play a role, including personality factors, difficult life experiences and physical health.  Family history of mental health conditions Some people...

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Mental Health – Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed. Anxiety is when these...

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Mental Health Awareness

Men are known for bottling things up. But when you’re feeling down, taking action to call in extra support is the responsible thing to do. Trying to go it alone when you’re feeling down increases the risk of depression or anxiety going unrecognised and untreated....

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Key Speaker Announcement – Justin Geange

Justin Geange is a community ambassador for RUOK as well as being a part of the Suicide Prevention Australia Lived Experience Speakers Bureau. He is a plumber by trade and has spent the last 21 years in the construction and rail industries....

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Over 1500 Males have suicided in 10 months since I’m Just a Man event last year...

Suicide can be Prevented, find out how you can Increase your awareness, get involved and reduce this Major Epidemic affecting all Australians TODAY!

6 MALES COMMIT SUICIDE EVERY 24 HOURS

I want to increase my awareness, get involved and decrease Male suicide in Australia.

Justin Geange is a community ambassador for RUOK as well as being a part of the Suicide Prevention Australia Lived Experience Speakers Bureau.

Having his own battles with Bipolar and Depression and a lived experience of suicide, Justin is passionate about starting conversations with people in regards to Mental Health and suicide prevention.

Andrew Griffiths

Known for being a bestselling author and a global presenter. Over many years, I’ve learned that there are three important keys to success - resilience, belief and determination. Master these and everything changes.

Warren Davies – The Unbreakable Farmer

He began the journey of piecing back together his life, but the road has been long, through his Resilience, Persistence and Determination, he now imparts his skills and pays forward his unique stories, their moral relevant to all ages, from the country to the city, a farmer or the CEO of a large corporation.

Founder - Jim Skivaladas

Dr Jim Skivalidas is a chiropractor in Port Melbourne and had a life changing event happen to 3 years ago. From this I'm Just a Man was born.

Nikki Fogden-Moore - Mojo Maker

Known as the Mojo Maker for high achievers, Nikki specialises in working with super driven individuals and companies to find the ultimate blend of healthy, wealthy and wise for effortless success.

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