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Sock it to Suicide week
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 17 August 2005






Every year during
Sock it to Suicide week, we encourage everyone to wear bright coloured socks
to their workplace, school, etc and donate a gold coin in support of the
White Wreath Association.

Our Vision

In Australia we have to come to terms with the trauma of thousands of our fellow citizens (men, women and children) suiciding every year.

For those left behind by these tragedies the hurt is no less traumatic and yet society's response to these surviving families and friends is vastly different from the help offered in other kinds of medical and social tragedies.    It seems that no one cares or understands that the families and friends of suicide victims are in as much need of help and support as other members of our Australian society and are just as deserving of our understanding and respect.

We have been creating, in the wider community, awareness of the misunderstandings relating to mental illness and providing community education concerning the lack of appropriate treatment.
 
We have established National White Wreath Day (29th May) in Remembrance of all Victims of Suicide We are contactable 24 hrs a day for anyone who is in need.    We have a website with all our information.    We have branches Australia wide.    Our objectives are to raise sufficient funds to establish a Safehaven Centre for those who want a place of safety at times when suicide threatens.

With your help we will achieve our goal and together reduce the frightening suicide figures that are growing at a staggering rate.


HEAD OFFICE:   
PO Box 1078 Browns Plains BC Qld 4118.
P: 07 3219 7279     F: 07 3219 8148     M: 0410 526 562

DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER MONDAY-FRIDAY
 
Holding the event involves workplaces, schools, social clubs, senior citizens etc to wear (self supplied) bright coloured socks or stockings to work or school during one day of the week, and making a donation of a gold coin for this privilege.

WE HOPE IT WILL BE A FUN DAY FOR ALL. 

As you are aware mental illness is shockingly common, affecting almost every Australian family directly or indirectly.     It can strike a child, a brother, a grandparent or a co-worker.     It can strike someone of any background.

It can strike at any stage of life, from childhood to old age. 

No community is unaffected, no school or workplace untouched.


Last Updated ( Friday, 01 September 2006 )
 
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