City & Shire Leader
25 April 2000

Timely Reminder

THOUSANDS of people attended White Wreath Day in Brisbane last Wednesday.

The memorial day aimed to create awareness of the high level of suicide in Australia. It was organised by Heritage Park’s Fanita Clark, whose son Jason committed suicide last year.

As part of the service at King George Square, photos of victims, letters from those affected and 3000 white wreaths were displayed.
The wreaths represented the 2683 people who committed suicide in Australia last year.

Mrs Clark said thousands of people attended the event. Speakers included Opposition health spokeswoman Fiona Simpson, Federal Member for Rankin Craig Emerson and Dr Wendell Rosevear.