White Wreath Association Ltd

"Action Against Suicide"

Personal Stories

The following stories are real and have been reproduced here by permission of the Authors.

Names and any other connectable material have been removed or changed in order to protect the families and relatives of the deceased.

Brief History of Our Son (new)

Our son was a happy child. His problems occurred from when he was 18-30 years of age, due to broken...

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Mother's Story - I Lost an Identical Twin

I was left to raise 6 children 40 years or so ago. We were a loving family regardless...

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Lost Not Found!

Hello, my name is John. I know you are not a counsellor but was reading your site. I’m 40 years old and was diagnosed with...

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Victim Of A Shameful Health System

A recent coronial inquest into the death of a young man has revealed serious inadequacies in Logan hospital's mental health...

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I AM SO ANGRY

My partner and I had been together over 25 years. He was 61 at time of death. On the evening of his death we...

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HOPE

We are one of the fortunate and the unfortunate. Unfortunate, because we lost a dearly loved son through suicide at the age of 28; fortunate because we...

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FIANCEE'S STORY

Losing some-one close to you to suicide is something only those who have experienced it first hand can really understand.- And yet, at a time when...

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MY LIFE, MY STORY

How do I know where to begin? The call came through that day, a mother sobbing on the phone to report the death of her 18 year old daughter. My heart just broke...

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SISTER'S STORY (1)

On the 17 June 1986, I lost my brother Graham to suicide as he shot himself, and the pain the hurt I carry will always be there, as I loved and will always love...

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SISTER'S STORY (2)

It is just over 10 months since Cameron age 42 took an overdose of prescribed medication then gassed himself as the result of bi-polar disease.- Sometimes it feels as...

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MY SON'S EXPERIENCES

An extract taken from the book my son Daniel started to write about his experiences. Daniel hanged himself on 19 October 2006...

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A MOTHER'S STORY

Robert was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1994. In the early days of his illness Robert spent a lot of time in and out of every major hospital in Brisbane, and he escaped...

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I JUST FELT SO HELPLESS

I would like to relate to you something that happened to me in July of this year. I will transcribe my story exactly as I wrote it the day after the event...

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A FATHER'S STORY

My son was 25 years old when he suicided. I could not receive proper confirmation of how my son suicided but only hearsay that my son...

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FELIX - OUR STORY

My son Felix was 16 ½ years when he tragically shot himself, leaving an enormous hole in our lives with so many unanswered questions. He was a wonderful son...

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A HUSBAND'S STORY

I was married for 20 years when my wife suicided at the age of 40. My wife was sexually abused as a child and despite 7 previous...

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A MOTHER'S STORY (1)

My 18 year old son on several occasions spoke to me of suicidal thoughts. Because my son smoked marijuana and in the past had used intravenous drugs I thought...

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A FATHER'S STORY (2)

My 46 year old son suffering mental illness and severe depression was treated as an outpatient with prescribed medication...

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A MOTHER'S STORY (2)

My son tried Qld, NSW and Victoria seeking help for his drug addiction and depression. He was informed that it would be a minimum of a 3 week...

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A MOTHER'S STORY (3)

My son was 38 years of age when one day he bought two cans of kerosene, went underneath a bridge, consumed tranquillisers then set fire to himself...

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HARD TO BELIEVE IT WAS ME

I suffered a state of depression some time back when I was involved in an emotionally difficult relationship while at the same time trying to complete a law degree...

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BELINDA'S STORY

On 23 October 2000 my beautiful 24-year-old daughter caught a taxi to the Kuraby Railway Station. She walked onto the platform...

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MY STORY

I was a 26 year old (female) when I had my first 'major depressive episode'. Several members of my family suffer from depression and I had...

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TONY'S FEELINGS

It was such an extreme day, that I will always remember it. The physical feeling was so intense. Christ , Is this what they mean by Depression...

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THE DAY MATTHEW DIED

Apparently I sound obsessed or whatever they want to say, I used to care and worry what everyone was saying about myself or Mathew after the day...

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HEALTH RIGHTS COMMISSION - SUICIDE RELATED COMPLAINTS

9 Year period - received 26th June 2003. Cases involve complaints from family members/friends about the suicide or attempted suicide...

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SUICIDE - THE STORY OF A SURVIVOR

In Australia, 1 person in every 4 hours attempts suicide. On 19 June 1990, I was one of them...

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AARON JUSTIN FALLAND ~ Friend

My name is Kirsty and I first met Aaron about two and a half years ago through his big brother. I have been a close friend of the family...

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AARON JUSTIN FALLAND ~ Mother

My name is Deb and on the 2 October 2003 my 15 year old son took his own life. Aaron was such a beautiful, loving, happy, caring kid...

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IAN'S STORY

My husband was 56 when on 26 April 2003 my eldest daughter found him hanging in the shed behind our small store...

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CHRISTOPHER PAUL GILSON - mate

The one thing that touched me the most about my mate was the fact that no matter what, he always had time for his friends and family...

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CHRISTOPHER PAUL GIBSON - mother

My one and only son. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you. The tears I still cannot stop. I dream of the days when your smiles and laughter could be heard...

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DARREN BOOTH ~ mother

Where to start, where to begin--My son, my stepson, Darren, took his life 13 months ago. The story ends there but starts many years earlier...

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FINDING THE LINK BETWEEN SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Like everyone else on this planet my life experiences have placed me in my own unique place. At this point of my life I am shaped by my personality...

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A FATHER'S STORY

Until the night of 29th March 1993 I had no knowledge or experience of mental illness and not the slightest inkling that my eldest son...

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Suicide, sad but true

This is my personal story. I am 60-years-old and my baby sister was 53. She died last month when she hung herself on an oak tree outside the back door of...

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  • Browns Plains
  • QLD 4118
  • Australia