Stories Are Strong is a Gippsland suicide prevention campaign featuring inspirational stories of hope and recovery, expert advice and resources.
Initiated by Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN), the campaign has been developed and informed by interviews with a diverse group of people who have lived experience of suicide and experts in the field.
Gippsland PHN Chief Executive, Amanda Proposch, said the Stories Are Strong campaign aimed to help everyone become more compassionate, wise and resourced to be able to understand suicide and have the courage to start a conversation that may just save a life.
“The Stories Are Strong articles provide inspiring and positive messages of hope and recovery that showcase the strength, resilience and connectedness of our diverse community,” Ms Proposch said.
“It is for community, employers, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. Each story and interview overwhelmingly reinforces themes that you are never alone, there is always someone you can talk to and there is a path to recovery with resources and support.”
Read the media release below.