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Is your family safe? The commonest cause of death and injury in Australians under the age of 45, male or female, is suicide and attempted suicide, not car accidents or cancer (Australian Bureau of Statistics). 100,000 Australians attempt suicide each year.
Despite our commitment to reduce this suffering and death, our work can’t take effect unless we have the support of our community. Join us as we continue to prevent both suicide and attempted suicide…
We are a registered tax-deductible charity, with minimal overheads, and no one in our Charity is paid a salary or retainer.
We seek Publicity, Donations, Fundraising (workplace campaigns “no-presents parties”, etc) and Practical Help.
If you would like to make a difference by donating your time, money or services, you can contact us directly on email@example.com
Your support enables us to connect isolated Australians.
All donations are used directly for suicide prevention; no one in our organization is paid a salary or a retainer.
All donations are tax deductible. If you cannot donate today, please publicise InToughTimesText.org as widely as possible.
The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation is a public fund listed on the Register of Harm Prevention Charities. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.
A small donation can make a big difference.
You can donate safely online using credit card/Paypal with the button above or by bank deposit :
Account Name: ASPF (Australian Suicide Prevention Fndtn)
BSB (Westpac) 033 058
A/C Number 266 734
All donations are tax deductible. All donations are used directly for suicide prevention; no one in our organization is paid a salary or a retainer.
Public Acknowledgement: The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation (incorporating InToughTimesText.org) has been supported for over 20 years by generous donors.
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We thank you for helping in our work by donation or by advocacy.
Clinical Associate Professor David Horgan and the Board of ASPF (see About Us for details).
The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation is a nationwide, non-government, privately funded organisation focussed on providing an outlet for those considering suicide and their friends and relatives affected by such an event. Our basic message is “you would never advise a friend to die; tell yourself what you’d tell a friend”.
For over twenty years ASPF has run a nationwide dial in recorded telephone message service providing a 12 minute recorded information service aimed at giving comfort, direction, an opportunity to reflect and an alternative to the person making the call. In addition, we have created several web sites with similar messages for the individual and their linked community.
Our phone service attracts some 5,000 calls per year and our web site has more than 700,000 hits per year and growing; disturbing numbers and clearly providing a service. The one-way communication has been strategically targeted at the majority of potential suicides, males. One-way because males, unlike females, are less likely to expose their state of mind or inner feelings to others. Australia has some 2-3,000 suicides each year with a conservative estimate of 10-20 times that number making an attempt. For every one person in this frame of mind there are on average 30-50 family members, colleagues and friends affected as a result.
You Would never advise a friend to die;
tell yourself what you’d tell a friend.
*Important Disclaimer: Our texts are approved by those who themselves had suicidal thoughts, and by medical and other mental health professionals. This site is medical information only, and is not to be taken as diagnosis, advice or treatment, which can only be decided by your own doctor or mental health professional.
For over 20 years we’ve provided Australia-wide suicide prevention to every and any vulnerable Australian, whether they be in metropolitan, rural or isolated areas.
By donating to or otherwise assisting inToughTimesText.org (a programme from ASPF.org) you are helping hundreds of thousands of people who have or will have suicidal ideas.