Friday the 10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day. World Suicide Prevention Day is about raising awareness of suicide in our communities. In this episode Emma speaks with Claire about her experience of losing her son Kai to depression, ending in suicide.
Almost 10 million Australians know someone who has been impacted by suicide, that’s almost half the country. With 6 boys and 2 girls taking their lives every day in Australia there are 8 families every day who are losing a child. We want them to know they are not alone while also recognising that everyone’s experience is different. This is one person’s experience of being impacted by suicide, everyone’s experiences are different, but we hope that by talking to Claire we will let others know that they aren’t alone.
Claire channelled her focus after losing Kai to raise money to fund Tomorrow Man to be able to deliver workshops in schools to with the aim to save lives of young men by changing the stigma around men expressing their emotions.
If you are looking for more information about how you can support people in your life who may be at risk of suicide this website has a range of useful information https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/worried-about-someone/
Kai Eardly Foundation, Kai Fella https://thekaieardleyfoundation.com.au/
Kai Fella facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kaifella
Youtube clip of skateboarding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq2elrkEBTU
Tomorrow man https://www.tomorrowman.com.au/
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