People with 'lived experiences' of suicide could be key to prevention

8 March 2016

"Peta Dampney is the daughter of a mental health nurse and said she was the last person her friends would expect would be vulnerable to suicide."

Read more about her story in this interview with ABC Journalist Sam Ikin.

"While pregnant with my son Bowie I decided that I wanted to stop people attempting, dying or being bereaved due to suicide, so I applied to become a lived experience speaker with Suicide Prevention Australia. I wanted to get the skills to share my story in the hope that I could show others that life is definitely worth living and that it is possible to survive suicide".

You may also be interested to read Peta's blog about sharing her story, 'Talking out loud about suicide prevention'

It is so important to talk openly and safely about suicide but, if reading this triggers difficult emotions in you, please talk about how you’re feeling with a trusted family member, friend or people at one of our partner organisations.

Find out more about the Lived Experience Network and Speaker training.

Resources

5 March 2015
This webinar was hosted by the SPA Lived Experience Network on Thursday 5 March 2015.