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World Suicide Prevention Day: How international students are vulnerable to mental health issues

Coming from a broken family in Indonesia, Sandersan Onie said he had occasionally experienced negative thoughts, but it only got worse when he moved to Australia in 2015 to study.

“For months I never felt happy at all,” said Mr Onie, who is now completing a PhD in psychology at UNSW.

  • Tracey Shelton, Erwin Renaldi and Bang Xiao
  • ABC News

“I could be full of laughter when catching up with mates, but suddenly I would feel so horrible without any reason at all.

“Then there was a moment, when I sat in a church and I thought …

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