Taireena Elliott
Taireena Elliott

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.

June Hintz
June Hintz

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.

Alex Baker
Alex Baker

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.

Kim Krylow
Kim Krylow

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.

Kieran Hicks
Kieran Hicks

Hi Ruth, I was wondering if I could possilby get paper petitions from you? This message needs to be heard and I would like contribute!

Anita Clauss-Jones
Anita Clauss-Jones

After a year of problems with teachers the education dept really needs to step up.

Carmen Neale
Carmen Neale

Ruth Crouch I commend you. Thank you for giving a voice to such a prevalent thing in our society. you really are truely amazing and have make me want more from our governments to prevent what has happened to so many of our loved ones.

Alison Haigh
Alison Haigh

Yes we certainly need this but we desparately need a decent Mental Health system......the one we have sucks big time and I've got legitimate reasons for saying so! Far too many patients fall though the multitude of unseen cracks..........

John Wills
John Wills

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.

Catherine Fry
Catherine Fry

a facility that will be quickly utilised...

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