“Suicide Narratives”: Healing through knowing


This seminar will discuss the “Suicide Narratives” approach which seeks to understand a person’s unique phenomenological reality and their current experience that life is unsustainable.

About the speaker

Matt Ball is a Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist and founder of Humane Clinic, Adelaide.

Matt teaches and consults nationally and internationally on humane approaches to working with a person in distress. Humane Clinic offers an alternative to pathologising and diagnosis-led mental health systems.

Matt was awarded Australian Mental Health Nurse of the year in 2017, he has developed the Dissociachotic Framework (https://www.humaneclinic.com.au/dissociachotic) as an alternative understanding of extreme states and more recently published on the Suicide Narrative approach (https://www.humaneclinic.com.au/suicide-narratives).

In 2021, Matt will lead the team opening the Just Listening Community, a community-led alternative environment for people in distress (www.justlistening.com.au).


VTMH seminars are open to individuals, from all disciplines and working in all sectors, who are based in Australia and interested in diversity and mental health.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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