Experts available to comment ahead of suicide prevention and mental health days
9 Sep 2019
The following experts in mental health and suicide prevention from the University of the Sunshine Coast and its Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute are available to comment ahead of two important days:
World Suicide Prevention Day is on Tuesday 10 September, to provide awareness, commitment and action to prevent suicides.
R U OK? Day is Thursday 12 September, a day which encourages Australians to connecting meaningfully with people around us who may be struggling with life.
Professor Jim Lagopoulos: PAscmnti@usc.edu.au
Director of USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute, a hub for world-class research, clinical services, advocacy and education in mental and brain health.
Dr Amanda Clacy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research includes suicide prevention and community-based interventions. She recently led a study of the help-seeking behaviours and stigmas related to mental on the Sunshine Coast.
Glenn Holmes: email@example.com
Research includes the training of community members as ‘gatekeepers’ who can identify signs that a person is at risk of suicide, keep them safe and connect them with help.
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