I hope I have helped in some way I am so saddened to loose a beautiful young man whom I spent time with and Loved as part of my Family I wished he had got the help he needed before it was to late, I personally know Depression and many people that have endured the Silent Pain and know without help it doesn't go away. Please help
I send you all my strength ,and a rainbow to find peace and a future at the beginning of it,and eat lots of chocolate,well some ,make you smile again,
My word, this is sooooooooo overdue..I congratulate Ruth on her endless work for our children...Thankyou.
unseen as a child i was not treated for36yrs what a mess,honesty is best
Don't tell kids they will grow out of mental health when they are older so we need more mental health place's
Our young people need help not words stop talking and work towards better mental health outcomes
Mental health should be an absolute priority for our government and these facilities should be available in every state.
They have aged care facilities why not facilities for the young as they are our tomorrow.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It will assist so many teenagers in the region to have facilities designed especially to meet their specific needs.
3hrs is that some sort of record....
Hi Ruth...I've signed the cause and got a few of my friends who live locally or have property in FNQ to the same. However I'm confused about the effectiveness of online petitions...are they able to be presented to the pollies or not? It's fantastic that paper petitions are going out too and your updates about local press coverage is great too. I sure hope this is successful!
My youngest daughter and I both suffer from a personality disorder, and finding affordable treatment seems to be impossible anywhere in our country. More so for kids and teens- we really need our government to stop giving mental health "lip service" and token gestures of funding. It's important to help each and every one of these kids as early as possible in life, so they live their lives as fully-functioning, happy adults.
pls sign this.... I think our children are worthy , all 3 of my daughters suffer fro a past abusive relationship and have PTSD... it can at times be very hard... people may look ok on the outside.. mental health gos by unnoticed far too often <3 <3 <3 the more services avail the less teenage suicides we will have.
It's time to tackle our hidden crisis. every other week, it seems, we hear about the next looming national health crisis confronting Australia- be it obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, cancer or heart dissease. Well, it turns out we are facing a health crisis of enormouse proportions. And it's not looming- it's already here affecting thousands if not millions of lives daily. It's the mental health crisis and it's on a scale so big that it actually encompasses all those other issues. Don't...
It's time to tackle our hidden crisis. every other week, it seems, we hear about the next looming national health crisis confronting Australia- be it obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, cancer or heart dissease. Well, it turns out we are facing a health crisis of enormouse proportions. And it's not looming- it's already here affecting thousands if not millions of lives daily. It's the mental health crisis and it's on a scale so big that it actually encompasses all those other issues. Don't just contact your State Member contact your Federal Members and make this an election issues. I lost a very lovely young man Quentin in Cairns when he took his own life - there was little support and honestly the hospital was under resourced to deal with his ongoing bouts of depression and dismissed it as merely as some kind of character flaw or failing. It's time to bring FNQ issues out of the shadows. Out of sight and out of mind will not do.
Until suicide has touched your life its hard to imagine the long term and far reaching affect it has. Facilities for prevention can never be overestimated.