People Reaching Out to People

Imagine if we were as engaged with depression as we are with mental illness? Imagine how much better the statistics on suicide would be.

People Reaching Out to People (PROP®) is a mental health education program focused on addressing the underlying stigma often associated with depression and anxiety. Much of our mental health ‘awareness’ is littered with harmful stigma, borne out of outdated social standards. As long as our awareness is even partially influenced by this stigma, our ability and confidence in engaging loved ones, friends and workmates will be compromised.

With the help from recognised academics and practitioners, we have put together our Tutorial Series that will be delivered electronically in fortnightly in four parts with each taking no more than 15 minutes to read. Through education, our goal is to break the stigma so people feel empowered enough to engage with friends and loved ones who are experiencing depression or anxiety.

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Our launch

The PROP® education program was formally launched on Wednesday 16th November 2016 at one of Sydney’s great jazz music venues, The Basement.

We heard from three leading speakers on suicide, depression and anxiety: Lucy BrogdenMargo Lydon Graeme Cowam.

They shared their firsthand experience with living and engaging with loved ones and friends experiencing depression oranxiety, let alone educating the attendees.

It was a night of many realisations. One being the number of suicides outnumbers the number of death caused by car accidents by 2.5 times and even here, this is believed to be underestimated by a factor of 5 times!  Yet suicide is remains the “silent” killer, where so little attention and discussion is directed.

Lifeline 13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, their trained volunteers are ready to listen, provide support and referrals.

13 11 14 is a confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline, payphone or mobile.

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