Communicating online has become an everyday way of relating to other people, including our friends and family.
Social media or social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, are extensions of more traditional social spaces such as schools, sports teams, workplaces and the family home.
So it’s becoming more and more important to encourage safe, helpful and responsible conversations, just as you would for any other public communications. This is especially true for suicide prevention and for what happens after a suicide.
To get you started, here’s what some community suicide prevention Facebook pages look like:
- Darwin Region Indigenous Suicide Prevention Network
- Western Sydney Suicide Prevention & Support Network
- Maitland Region Suicide Prevention Network
- Eastern Sydney Suicide Prevention Network
- Wagga Wagga & Region Suicide Prevention Network
- Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network
- Suicide Prevention Australia