A most warm welcome to this site from Tim Barritt.
This is NOT a help site.**
This site is purpose built for anyone, media or general public to find out more about my Suicide Prevention Advertising, what the Adverts are, how they are intended to work, why they have been created – and the underlying ‘core thinking’ behind them.
**If you are feeling Suicidal or struggling with UR Mental Health, if urgent, numbers for Australia only, Dial 000, see ANY Doctor, Suicide Callback 1300 659 467, Lifeline 13 11 14. If less urgent see ANY Doctor or Mental Health Professional, go to beyondblue or Lifeline websites or by telephone as recommended on these sites.
The ‘ethic’ behind All my ads is to highlight the many issues, largely learned from 65 years of my own life experiences, then guide readers into Professional Help as above.
Importantly, they are ALSO intended to teach partners, lovers, family, friends, work/team mates and everyone else in the community the signs and circumstances of emotional pain, so they can play a key role in keeping others alive! Initially by encouraging them to get this Professional Help ASAP, and next by offering their own valuable love, caring and support. This very recent Ad in the Byron Shire ‘Echo’ explains this carefully – The Life you save – might NOT just be your own!Click below
BBC interview with Claudia Hammond of ‘Health Check’, and Professor Keith Hawton, Director of Suicide Research, Oxford University (with comment and critique on what I am trying to achieve with my adverts), click below or goto ‘BBC’ on menu bar. Podcast courtesy of – and with grateful thanks to the BBC ‘Health Check’ team. You will need to wait a minute or so while Claudia introduces the whole program.
New 7 page pdf containing NEW graph with the ACTUAL DEATHS from Road fatalities and Suicides, with 35 Year trends and comments click below The Stats and Thinking behind Australian Road and Suicide Fatalities 1980 – 2014.
$5.5 billion/year ave spent on National Infrastructure last 7 years, but less than 1% of this/year, $41 Million spent on beyondblue – our ‘Emotional Roads’, click here (3p). The Politics of Suicide Prevention Updated 31.7.16
Also new – 21 of my latest typeset adverts (see 21 typeset ads on Menu bar) and my new ad ‘Anatomy of a Broken Heart’ click here EW0135-V83. Also for pdf on ‘How Aussie preventable deaths are treated differently by our Politicians and Media click here :- 7 Suicides happening silently, each and every day. Also recent Men’s Health Column Towards a Gun Safe Community. Male Box for Feb 16.
For latest 2014 Suicide Stats, Road fatalities since 1970, Aussie Suicide Stats since 1921, all the ‘Raw’ figures used for my graph, comments etc. This is a 15 P download. Click here. Suicide and Road Fatality Stats 28.7.16. with Graph and all data used
Personal site disclosure information.
I have a financial interest in this site as follows …
While my primary focus is saving precious lives, and there is currently nothing on this site ‘for sale’ – and no links to anything that is:- I have funded my Prevention Advertising so far myself to the tune of around $14,000 now. At present, I have 5 Sponsors in South Australia, and am putting adverts in 3 different papers in my ‘spare time’. If I (hopefully) get many more Sponsors, I may/will have to begin charging a fee per advert, on top of the advertising fee which my Sponsors pay direct to the paper. (I need to keep making a living too.)
Also for anyone wanting to offer these ads – or upgraded versions- to their own Communities anywhere in Australia, which are currently available to your Community totally free, to any Community who can find the money for the advertising space – which is paid directly to the Newspaper – NOT to me.
The following story appeared in the ‘South Australian Showcase’ – celebrating a ‘Showcase of Inspiration’ of country South Australia by Country Press S.A. “which was inserted into all member newspapers across the State” the first week of September 2014, for the Adelaide Show. Click once, then twice on image to enlarge to read the text.
The site also has some info about who I am, why I do what I do, the history of these adverts, and my contact details.
Tim Barritt. x