Create an Australia where no life is lost to suicide.
The drought and now the recent floods are breaking even very strong people throughout Queensland.
It’s worn them down.
When the rains don’t come.
When your animals and cattle are washed away.
When your resources are exhausted.
And it feels like the world has forgotten.
A conversation can be enough to help keep you safe and give you the strength you need.
Donate now so no matter what, they can always turn to Lifeline.
The drought here in Queensland has challenged the endurance of a farming community, famous for being resilient.
It is taking a terrible toll.
Allan and Judy are two of these Queenslanders. They breed cattle on a property west of Toowoomba. Conversations with Allan are peppered with stories about farmers who’ve killed themselves. “Something breaks in them”, he says.
His brother in law. His neighbour across the way. The young bloke who drove his ute away from the saleyards like a madman, then…
Allan feels pretty sick about his bare paddocks and weakening cattle. The people in his community whose heart, souls and spirits and broken. For farmers further north, after a prolonged drought, some parts of Queensland received three years’ worth of average rainfall in a week and it is feared more than half a million cattle have been killed.
A lot of the calls that come to Lifeline are from people thinking about suicide. Thankfully many of them don’t follow through – because people across Queensland donate to keep compassionate, well-trained Lifeline volunteers on the end of the line.
But, the drought and now the recent floods are breaking even very strong people. We need your help.
People in regional and remote areas are 2.6 times more likely to die by suicide than those in urban areas
Suicide tears children, parents, siblings, partners and friends away from loved ones, and leaves a legacy of heartache and sadness.
The suicide rate in rural Queensland is at an all-time high and climbing higher. And there are more calls to Lifeline than ever before. Your gift today could help someone like Allan in Toowoomba survive this awful drought and help other Queenslanders currently in crisis.
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