We're not talking so you can

Sometimes men feel like they can’t open up about what’s affecting them so they just don’t talk. With an average of six of the eight people who die by suicide every day being men, encouraging conversation is key.

This is why Monday 1 July is Triple M’s ‘No Talk Day’ where radio personalities won’t talk. They’re not talking so you can. From 6am to 6pm there will be no shows, no ads, no news or no traffic reports.

Instead, you will hear from people with lived experience and important messages from Beyond Blue about how to have a safe conversation about suicide, how to support a mate and where to seek support. Tune in to your local Triple M station in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Suicide

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. On average, 65,000 people attempt suicide in Australia each year, and eight per day will die.1

Beyond Blue is working on reducing the tragic suicide toll by informing people at risk of suicide or who have attempted to take their life with support options, and providing practical advice for people worried about someone they think might be suicidal on how to help.  

#YouCanTalk

We know it’s hard — maybe the hardest thing you’ve ever done, but talking to someone about suicide could be one of the most important conversations you’ll ever have. If you're worried about someone, simply letting them know you care can make a huge difference.

If you’ve noticed that a friend or loved one hasn’t been themselves lately, if they’re avoiding social situations, seem low or flat, or you just know something isn’t right – it might be time to have a talk. You can find more information on some of the warning signs here.

Our research shows people who feel suicidal want you to listen to them and show you care. They need your support –  you don’t need to be a professional.

#YouCanTalk is a joint national campaign aimed at giving people the confidence to respond to friends and family when they need help and guide them to the right support services. Find out more about the collaborative campaign here. 

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