Same-Sex Marriage Survey Suicide Prevention
Donations to this campaign will go to suicide prevention for LGBTIQ+ people and strategic data analysis for the "yes" campaign.
Our plan is to send suicide prevention packages to schools around Australia with students at high risk of suicide. We can figure out which schools are most at-risk based on government 'death by intentional self-harm' reports. Based on this data, we have compared with contact details for school principals and assessed that we could reach 10 predicted suicides in schools by mailing 250 letters or packages. With an assessed cost per package of $4 for printing and postage that is a very small $1000 investment to support 10 young people predicted to die and assist many more young people struggling with suicidal ideation or self harm.
Evidence show that the best way to beat suicidal thoughts and attempted suicides is by talking about suicide openly and helping people who are struggling get in touch with people they can trust. Despite this, many people believe that by discussing suicide in schools they may cause 'contagion' and trigger young people into self harm or suicide. These mail outs will help empower schools to have this conversation with their students and support LGBT young people at a time when they are most vulnerable.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467
Buy large printed posters. Funds will help us send more to at-risk populations. Time is of the essence. The earlier you order the more quickly we will be able to mail more prevention plans. If you get in a little late don't worry. Continued roll-out will last for several months.
If we are successful in providing these packs to all the schools we can contact, we plan to extend our campaign to other organisations which work with LGBT people and people at risk of suicide. We will also be sending through all the information we collect to suicide prevention agencies for reuse, meaning a donation to this campaign will provide resources for organisations around Australia.
We have compiled a list of school contact details and ranked them by risk of death by intentional self harm. To avoid misuse, this information is not public but can be shared upon request.
We will continue to compile and rank lists of contacts for information dissemination.