Hang on TIGHT 2 Life!
*Please NOTE. This is NOT a *HELP site…
*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 those sites.
Last decade 25,304 Aussies Suicided. 6,089 were ‘Beautiful‘ Aussie Females.
There is nothing on this site for sale. I earn my living running sheep – not selling Suicide Prevention.
Unlock UR Heart
Love – or Lack of it – causes so many Suicides…
Broken and Lonely hearts cause many Suicides.
This is Not one of my adverts, but the whole downloadable 7p pdf – (click on title below) – should be ‘essential reading’ for ALL Aussie M.P.’s and ALL of those delivering Preventative Mental Health in Australia.
The Stats and the Thinking behind Suicide Prevention in Australia.
This forms the ‘centerpiece’ of the thinking behind this site and ALL of my S.P. work.
Click on the title below to read/download. N.B. Due to the LARGE amount of DATA in the two graphs, this entire download is designed to be both READ and PRINTED in LANDSCAPE – NOT Portrait. Please adjust UR printer accordingly.
Why do I do Suicide Prevention AND Domestic Violence?
Why do I know so much about HEAVY DUTY emotional Pain?
Depression, Situational Crisis and
It works for selling cars and practically anything else. It’s also a VERY important ingredient for Suicide Prevention.
Who’s this sheep farmer bloke anyway?
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.
Where does he live and why does he do Suicide Prevention?
While my crowdfunding attempts to raise money for adverts in the Sydney Morning Herald did NOT prove successful (crowdfunding site closed), if you want to ‘meet’ me in person, along with my trusty sheep dog ‘Angel’ – in my home town of Lyndoch – this 8 minute video might just give you a laugh, and introduce you ‘in another way’ – to who I am and what I do.
Podcast of BBC Radio interview with Claudia Hammond of BBC ‘Health Check’ and
Professor Keith Hawton – Director of Suicide Research at Oxford University…
with Critique and Appraisal of my work.
*Please note… this is NOT a *HELP site…
*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.
Also important to note
- There is nothing on this site ‘for sale’. I earn my money running sheep, NOT placing ads.
- I DO NOT give Professional advice which I am NOT qualified to do…
- My adverts at all times highlight the many, many issues which cause Suicide – educating the ‘Whole Community’, teens to old age and then…
- Guide those at risk and those around them into *Professional Care as *above.
- After 8 years I am currently – 12.12.21. – writing my 230th advert (all completely different) , they have appeared in three separate S.A. papers and one in NSW without to date… one single complaint from anyone.
As far as I am aware, they are unique not only in Australia, but world wide. They do not seek to replace OR compete with Professionals, Organizations, Doctors, Mental Health Professionals, Lifeline, beyondblue, Black Dog etc….
They are intended to enhance Community awareness of most of the related issues around Suicide, without relying on Acts of Parliament, new or different organizations etc. or massive injections of public money.
They are also DIRT CHEAP. Working on the average ‘charity’ reduced advertising rate – for being a community service, and assuming only a 10% reader uptake of the advert, they cost around 10 cents a read. Just how much is one ‘good Aussie’s’ life worth!
I use pictures, humor, graphic design and SEX APPEAL to ‘draw my reader in’ to the ad. I also use Love, 70 years of my own ‘ups and downs’ as experience. I try to make them easy to read and take in, with non Professional, non threatening language, and concentrate on the common, universal issues which cause Suicides like Heartbreak, Situational Crisis, Loneliness, Trauma and Mental Health issues.
Since I started this journey June 23rd 2013, with my very first advert – I have spent over $23,000 of my own, hard earned money placing adverts myself – but now have two totally anonymous fortnightly sponsors, one for my ads in the Barossa ‘Leader’ (23,000 readers), and the other for my ads in the Byron Shire Weekly, NSW, (50,000 readers and free online as well).
The ‘ethic’ behind All my ads is to highlight the many issues, largely learned from 70 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. The Life you save – might NOT just be your own!
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