Sumary of New question Australia is asking today:
- Clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist Dr Roy Sugarman stressed that while posing such a question may help, it was more important that a “warm relationship” was maintained over an extended period of time.
- ”Eight people take their own lives every day in Australia and for every death, it’s estimated 30 people will make an attempt.
- – Check inMaintaining regular contact with the person by checking in with them often can make a real difference, according to RUOK? The charity recommends putting a reminder in your diary to check in at least every couple of weeks, or sooner depending on how bad their situation is.
- It may be useful to ask how they have been coping since you last spoke and if they had found a way to manage their situation better.
- Impact of Covid-19 on Aussies’ mental healthThe social isolation and physical distancing involved with Covid lockdown resulted in a major deterioration of mental health in Australia, according to an investigation by One Door Mental Health last year.
- The mental health provider also found people reported high levels of fear of contracting the virus, which stopped a lot of people accessing services when they needed them.
- For people with existing metal illnesses, lockdowns had exacerbated their conditions and stripped them of access to their regular support systems.