Some things in life are unavoidable; ageing, injury, accidents, illness. But when these things do happen, it’s nice to know that there is someone there to care for us and ease the struggles these circumstances might bring.
In turn, each week hundreds of people face the shock of becoming someone’s carer. Whether it be a good friend or a loving family member, this is a life style change that many people face.
To acknowledge this selfless act, this week is carers week and to take a closer look at what it’s like to be a carer, Angus Randall chatted to Mark Butler, the Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.
Radio Adelaide is a community radio and we support and encourage community at a time when so many of us don’t know our neighbours, are estranged from our family, can count our friends on one hand, and simply endure our workplace as a daily grind.
Sue Reece spoke to Joanne Earl senior lecturer, psychologist, and program co-coordinator of the Uni of New South Wales about the importance of community.
Sadly, suicide is something that many people turn to, and many others are left to deal with.
But how do we approach a topic as tragic as this? And how can we prevent suicide in Australia? The importance of hearing the stories and struggles of those who have lost loved ones to suicide is invaluable.
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and Sue Reece spoke to Jill, Sandra, and Dave who have all lost people to suicide. They shared their experiences and their ways of coping with such bereavement.