Positive Meeting with AISRAP

It was an honour and a privilege for both myself and my business mentor
Dr Clarence Tan to sit down and chat with Professor Diego De Leo who is the Director of both the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention and The Life Promotion Clinic as well as being a global expert in suicide research.

Clarence and I both learnt so much about the global perspective of suicide research as Professor De Leo was very giving of his time, his knoweldge and his wisdom.

For example, did you know that in many indigenous cultures including ours they didn't have a concept of suicide until alcohol was introduced.

And how's this, globally the suicide rate has declined by around 9% over the past 10 years, however, the USA has a suicide rate that has increased by 30% in the past 20 years. Do we really want to follow in Americas footsteps, I hope not.

Future meetings will definitely be happening in the New Year and the prospect of collobarating with Professor De Leo is very exciting indeed.


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