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
As someone who has worked in the mental health system in the USA I agree you are right. Children need different treatment than adults. Outcomes can change a persons life as a child. Your government seems to really be crazy. Children in crisis probably have sexual abuse issues. Almost all of the adults whith chronic mental illness can trace it back to sexual abuse cas a child. The more severe and the longer the time of the abuse the more problems as an adult.
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 all, please do not sign the petition if you do not have a direct connection with Far North Queensland, eg it was your home town or you have friends or family living here. Thanks
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.
In my career I have worked with mental health patients. I am surprised to hear there is not a unit for teenagers in an area of Australia. It is an area that should not be forgotten, these teens are our future.