An issue of contention without doubt is the proper provison of appropriate Mental Health Service for an Adolescent.
Like most LHA's in Australia there appears to be negligence of the need for adequate and comprehensive adolescent services as is for Adult Mental Health Services on a pan scale,
I support this petition.
a facility that will be quickly utilised...
Mental health support makes our world a happier safer place for all
I feel there should be these centres in all major towns through out the nation
This is so important. You don't have to look to far to realise that untreated mental illness can have devastating affects on whole communities and not just those directly impacted. Let’s prioritise taking care of our children, and giving them better opportunities for the future.
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....
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