The Lifeline shop in Prince St, Grafton. Photo: Adam Hourigan/The Daily Examiner
The Lifeline shop in Prince St, Grafton. Photo: Adam Hourigan/The Daily Examiner

Tribute to people left from suicide

LIFELINE North Coast, with the assistance of the Clarence Valley Council, has arranged for the mounting of an important memorial plaque and stone in Grafton's Market Square.

Allister Donald , general manager of Lifeline North Coast, said they had wanted to contribute in some tangible way towards acknowledging the loss and grief experienced by family and friends of those in the Clarence Valley community who had lost someone they loved to suicide.

A small ceremony, officiated by Rev James Annesley of the local Uniting Church, was held at the site, dedicating the memorial to those who had lost their life in this way.

During the past 12 months Lifeline across the nation answered over 730,000 calls from Australians in crisis, and expects to find this number increasing to one million calls each year by 2016.

World Suicide Prevention Day will be held on September 10.



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