Do you know someone that has been affected during this difficult time?
In May 2.3 million Australians, or 1 in 5 employed people, become unemployed or their hours dramatically reduced due to the devastating economic impact of COVID-19.
A sudden increase in unemployment presents the real risk of s surge in suicide rates.
Modelling conducted by the Mind Centre, based on current predicted unemployment rate increases, is that suicides could increase by 25% or 750 additional deaths.
Now is the time to reach out to those – especially men – whom you think are suffering mentally, due to unemployment.
For yourself & for the men in our lives.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467