Suicide prevention support extends to Mount Gambier inmates

SAVING LIVES: Lifeline South East chief executive officer Eve Barratt outside the organisation’s headquarters in Mount Gambier, which has been instrumental in preventing suicide at the city’s prison. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

LIFELINE South East is continuing to save lives at the Mount Gambier Prison through its innovative program to prevent suicides within the correctional system.

Statistics show there has been only one suicide at the Mount Gambier Prison over the past 23 years.

This statistic is startling given suicide in prisons occurs at a rate about eight times

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