Suicide: It’s No Secret

Scots Church Adelaide

Thursday September 8th

 

The UCA suicide awareness campaign, Suicide: It’s No Secret, began in 2011 as a project of the then Moderator, Rev Rob Williams.  The name of the campaign reflects its underlying aim: to encourage people to talk about how suicide has touched their lives, rather than bottle up all the emotions that surround this tragedy and keep it secret.  Opening up and talking is the first step to dealing with this very painful issue.

Each year since 2011, Scots has held an event on the forecourt aimed to increase awareness of suicide and encourage open discussion.  Information on counselling services and responses to suicide are distributed.  In past years, the Adelaide Piano Busker, Peter Hacquoil has played for us, and we have given away fairy floss, as well as inviting people to tie ribbons on the Pulteney St fence in memory of those lost to suicide.  The event is held on or near World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September).

This year, the event will be held on Thursday, 8th September, which is also RUOK day. 

You are welcome to drop by.  Volunteers are needed – please contact the minister, Peter Trudinger, if you would like to help.

Rev Dr Peter Trudinger

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