Kristin Michaels

Kristin Michaels, FAICD, Chair of the Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation

“You would never advise a friend to die...tell yourself what you would tell a friend” epitomises the aware but persuasive approach of the Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation. In the Covid19 crisis, we are exploring techniques designed to minimise interpersonal friction which may prevent depression and suicidal ideas. We aim to assist the community in avoiding depression, and encouraging early treatment. We are developing an initiative of teaching the community how they can support a distressed and possibly suicidal person in an ongoing way www.InToughTimesText.com. We involved young people to help produce www.YouthSuicide.com. We built www.SuicidePrevention.com.au.