Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
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Join Wally Lewis AM and Dr Andrew Rochford and Let’s talk – Mental Health and Suicide in our Community.
More than 8 people die every day in Australia by suicide.
It has now been shown that 80% of deaths by suicide occur in the presence of one or more additional diseases or disorders. Mood disorders, such as depression, were reported in 43% of all suicides as a key factor, followed by drug and alcohol use disorders and anxiety.
With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing a mental health condition in any given year, there is an urgent need for more understanding and support around mental health and suicide within our community.
In response to these alarming statistics, Rotary Club of Sydney, in partnership with Wesley LifeForce, present Keith Garner AM, President of the Rotary Club of Sydney, Wally Lewis AM, Dr Andrew Rochford and others to discuss these issues. As our MC, Dr Andrew Rochford will guide us through the day and share his thoughts. Wally Lewis, legendary rugby league player and commentator, will share his journey with depression and debilitating seizures, his recovery and return to TV.