Suicide Epidemic




In Australia we have an epidemic.


In the mines across Australia five people a day are committing suicide. This is unacceptable. From talking to people still working in this field, the reasons are


a)instability - being on a causal basis due to unions and contracts with the instability and uncertainty creating fear


b)working conditions - productivity and hours up, conditions down 


c)loneliness - working in a hard hot pressure cooker AND being away from the lifeline of familiarity love and compassion


d)family breakdown due to lack of hands on support as one parent is home, one away, and the daily commitments


Farmers have faced drought, export issues, shut downs, interference from government and climate agencies, which make it almost impossible to continue as a viable business, and through general lack of support, empathy and compassion from cities. It is also cheaper to import for a lot of the businesses who do not care about or support local business.

Then there are the millennials currently “twadults” -teens and young adults. Through a change in