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Show 33 – How to encourage a country to legislate for suicide prevention – with Dr. Sandersan Onie
“𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪s𝘦 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘶𝘴.”
Dr. Sandy Onie has authored multiple books and works with governments and global corporations to improve wellbeing. He’s also working with the World Health Organization, has a PhD in psychology and is a research fellow at the Black Dog Institute in Australia.
Who should tune in to listen to this show and why?
Anyone who wants to learn how it’s possible to change an entire country’s approach to suicide prevention.
Anyone who wants to understand how applying existing technologies (like Google AdWords) can encourage a massive increase in people seeking help.
Anyone who has experienced religion and culture as a barrier to talking about mental health and suicide.
Anyone who has lived experience of suicide and is wondering; “How can I make a difference?”
Anyone who believes that collaboration is vital in our mission to move towards a ‘Zero Suicide Society’
This interview is powerful for so many reasons – it’s a conversation with a young, highly qualified researcher, scientist and a human with lived experience of mental health and suicide, who when asked about the vision of a world without suicides, says, with humility and passion and at times raw emotion:
“It’s not about whether something is achievable or logistically possible. It’s not even about something that’s theoretically possible,…. it’s whether it’s what we truly hold in our hearts and what we’re aiming for in everything that we do.”