Thank you to all our volunteers Australia/wide who organised a Remembrance/Commemoration Service on National White Wreath Day-In Remembrance of All Victims of Suicide held on the 29 May. Your efforts and support are truly appreciated by all.

We also thank NSW Adam Joseph Adviser to the Hon Kevin Humphries MP of Mental Health who ensured every parliamentarian wears a White Wreath White Bow on Friday (the last sitting day before White Wreath Day on Sunday 29 May 2011). Hon Kevin Humphries read a short statement in the parliament just prior to Question Time.

White Wreath Day is for all those that have lost children, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, aunties, grandparents, fiancés, friends and work colleagues. In many cases family members are the first on the scene and have found their loved ones, their own flesh and blood in horrific circumstances. All of these people are traumatised, devastated but yet they must grieve in silence and cope alone without any help or support.

This is why National White Wreath Day-In Remembrance of All Victims of Suicide is very important. Those touched will still grieve for a long while to come but hopefully they will realise that they are not alone and their loved ones did not die in vain but have brought us together to combat this devastation and together we will bring to the attention of all “Action Against Suicide” and hopefully raise the much needed funds to build our Safehaven Centres.

Fanita Clark