Australia Mothers of veterans lost to suicide to meet with Morrison

00:20  06 november  2019
00:20  06 november  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Five mothers who lost their veteran sons to suicide after leaving the defence force will meet with Scott Morrison on Wednesday to give a voice to Australia's fallen heroes. The meeting will come ahead of The Daily Telegraph's landmark Save Our Heroes Summit. Experts will discuss suicide

United States military veteran suicide is an ongoing phenomenon regarding a reportedly high rate of suicide among U.S. military veterans , in comparison to the general public.

The mothers of veterans who have taken their own lives after leaving the Australian Defence Force will give a voice to our fallen heroes on Wednesday.

The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Save Our Heroes Summit’ will be held on Wednesday at NSW Parliament House to raise awareness for veteran suicide and prevention.

Julie-Ann Finney, the mother of Dave Finney told Sky News Prime Minister Scott Morrison should investigate hundreds of suicides which never should have happened.

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After meeting Howard and Jean Somers, a couple from San Diego who lost their National Guard veteran son to suicide in 2013, they co-founded Operation Engage America. Since they started the program, they have helped hundreds of veterans and their families, along with community members.

The summit will bring together experts to discuss challenges our veterans face in and out of the Defence Force.

The mothers will be given the opportunity to meet with the Prime Minister ahead of the summit. 

If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyondblue on 1300 22 4636, or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

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