Local hip hop artist writes song for Lifeline Macarthur
On Tuesday, 1 April 2014, Lifeline Macarthur hosted the official launch of 'Hold Me Close' - a song and music video by local hip hop artist, Fred Day, featuring the Campbelltown Performing Arts High School choir, Olivia Macarthur and produced by Captain Pat of radio station C91.3. Click on video (left) to view.
Fred, who appeared on the X-Factor in 2011 with his band Three Wishez, penned this song for Lifeline Macarthur to help us raise awareness of youth suicide and depression. For more details and photos, click HERE.
Suicide deaths in Australia at 10 year peak
Deaths by suicide have sadly reached a ten year peak of 2,535. On 25 March 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 report including data on deaths by self-harm. Suicide remains the leading cause of death for both males and females aged between 15 and 44.