Let’s Be Alert, Not Alarmed.

We need to talk about teen suicide. In the wake of 14-year-old Dolly’s death, Headspace’s Vikki Ryall shares some advice for how you can start the conversation if you’re worried about your teen’s mental health. And it all starts at the dinner table.

Plus, are tan lines the sign of a bad parent? If you haven’t slip, slop, slapped your kids – be warned. Other mums are watching, and judging. And in case you missed it, the biggest trend this summer has thousands of little adventurers scavenging in parks for… rocks. We explain why.


Your hosts are Holly Wainwright and Andrew Daddo

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, we urge you to seek support from one of the following organisations:

Key national youth support services include:

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au

headspace 1800 650 890 www.headspace.org.au

ReachOut.com www.reachout.com.au

Key national 24/7 crisis support services include:

Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

MensLine Australia 1300 789 978 www.mensline.org.au

beyondlblue 1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au

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With thanks to Vikki Ryall from Headspace

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