Talking mental health and suicide prevention

By: yourtown 01 Jun 2015 Blog, Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline CEO Tracy Adams joined a panel of experts this morning on Studio 10 to discuss youth mental health and suicide in Australia.


As a leading cause of death among both male and females, there is a crippling need to raise awareness and provide help for those who are struggling to cope with the anguish of mental illness.

Our counsellors respond to more than 6,000 calls each week about issues ranging from relationship breakdown and bullying to sexual abuse, homelessness, suicidal thoughts, depression and drug and alcohol usage.


We have seen an increase in contacts from young people about mental health recently. This means that young people are reaching out for help and we want to encourage even more young people to do so. Tracy Adams.

Visit the Hot Topics section on the Kids Helpline website for more tips on supporting young people at risk of suicide.

If young people want to talk to someone they can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use email or web counselling services.

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