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My name is Joseph Dunning and I would like to organise a special fund raising event in Mount Gambier for beyondblue.
Why beyondblue, and why football?
I am very passionate about the game. Our game has helped me through some very tough points in my life when nothing else seemed to help. I can attribute this to the therapy playing the game has given me.
Sadly we have recently lost one of our family members late last year. We are still trying to come to terms with the loss and the empty hole in our hearts. However we only see it fitting to place the awareness of depression and anxiety in the forefront of peoples minds by having this event.
If we can find one positive to come from this heart breaking time, that is helping the awareness and support of an organization such as beyondblue. As we know every little bit counts, and has the ability to to make a difference to the ones thst need it the most!
beyondblue is an organisation that was established in October 2000 as a national five-year initiative to create a community response to depression. The aim was to move the focus on depression away from a mental health service issue and towards one which is understood, acknowledged and addressed by the wider community.
My family would like to raise further awareness of mental health issues as well as show that organisations like beyondblue are there to help people like the one that was dear to us. When all seems lost there is help at hand; help that will not discriminate nor chastises for you feeling the way you do.
For beyondblue to continue their invaluable support in helping people deal with the stress that our modern society brings, they require support and encouragement from the community, by means of fundraising and generating awareness.
Please sign our petition in support for The Back Up Cup - proudly supporting beyondblue in our request to get Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory Football clubs to Mount Gambier and participate in the Back Up cup!
This event is to help raising much needed funds for beyondblue as well as providing awareness of mental health issues within our community.
Yanvar ayının 24-ü tarixinə Azərbaycanda 24 gəncin intiharı qeydə alınmışdır. Onların əksəriyyəti cinsi azlıq üzvləridir. LGBT aktivist İsa Şahmarlı tərəfindən baş tutan intihar isə cəmiyyətdə rezonans doğurdu. Bu intihar hadisəsi cəmiyyətə simvolik protest və mesaj idi. Cinsi azlıqlara qarşı azərbaycan cəmiyyətində tüğyan edən nifrət səbəbi ilə cinsi azlıqların psixoloji durumu getdikcə kədərli nəticələrə gətirib çıxarır.
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During 24 days of January, 2014, 24 young people committed suicide in Azerbaijan. Most of them are sexual minorities. A suicide committed by, LGBT activist, Isa Shahmarli was a symbolic protest and a message to the society. Hatred of Azerbaijani society against sexual minorities worsens psychological situations of the sexual minorities which leads to sad consequences.
There has been too many teenage suicides on these tracks in the last few years and so many more that thankfully were prevented.
Students from Narre Warren to Pakenham are aware of their friends who have taken their lives in spots along the railways at Beaconsfield/Officier that are now even well known to police where they go to take their own lives.
We need to have fencing installed or some other drastic measure place along the lines to prevent our beautiful children from taking their lives. So many deaths and its all over the news, newspapers and thought out the community.
During the past years of being a student of Ponaganset the ideas of stopping bully were a serious thought but no immediate action had been taken place.
Until last year the Anti-Bullying Team did a small presentation providing little impact to the hearts and minds of our fellow students/peers/classmates/friends.
Signing your name to this petition shows you would be willing to watch the movie Bully and after join a discussion divided by advisories about how the movie impacted you and your fellow classmates.
A Physician Aid in Dying, or Death with Dignity law, is where society supports the right for a terminally ill citizen of sound mind - who desires it entirely of their own will - to a peaceful, dignified end to their suffering.
A dignified, peaceful ending for somebody with an agonizing terminal illness is arguably protected by the 8th, 9th, 13th, and 14th amendments to the United States Constitution.
I support the right to choose in Illinois. The people and/or governments of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont, New Mexico have all agreed that at least in cases of terminal illness, patients should have the right to choose to end their suffering in a dignified, painless as possible manner. A Pennyslvania court ruling in February of 2014 may serve as a precedent to prepare for a Physician Aid in Dying program there. Oregon's Death with Dignity Act has been law since 1994, has worked smoothly, and has not experienced abuse.
Illinois needs to have these programs ready for the coming calamities that our world looks to be facing. A Death with Dignity law is in the interest of every citizen of Illinois.
There are increasing numbers of terminally ill people in Illinois who, these constitutionally supported laws, may be tortured to death.
Kamyaran Intelligence Office forces arrested Afshin Sohrabzadeh, a 23-year-old resident of Kermanshah, on the road from Sanandaj to Qazvin on June 8, 2010. Later, Branch Two of Sanandaj Revolutionary Court convicted him of moharebeh (enmity with God) through membership in a Kurdish political party, and sentenced him to 25 years in exile at Minab Prison.
The case was forwarded to the Supreme Court after his lawyer appealed the ruling, but Afshin Sohrabzadeh was transferred to Minab before the Supreme Court could review his sentence. He was informed later while at Minab Prison that the Supreme Leader had upheld his sentence.
In April, Afshin Sohrabzadeh was detained inside Minab Prison’s Quarantine Ward for two months, following an argument with prison forces.
Afshin Sohrabzadeh, a young Kurdish prisoner at Minab Prison, attempted suicide on Wednesday, July 3, in protest of his exile and what he called the “deplorable conditions” of the facility, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The source, a human rights activist, told the Campaign that Sohrabzadeh, sentenced to 25 years in exile at Minab Prison by the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court, attempted suicide by “swallowing broken light bulb glass” and “cutting his veins with a sharp object.”
After the prisoner was transferred to the prison infirmary, due to the facility’s limitations and the prisoner’s critical condition, he was transferred to a Minab hospital where his stomach was pumped. As
his hospitalization required Prosecutor’s orders, he was returned to Minab Prison, was again transferred from the prison to a hospital outside to pump his stomach, and again returned to prison a few hours later. The human rights activist added that despite the prisoner’s need for hospitalization, prison authorities returned Sohrabzadeh to his ward.
WeCOPE is an acronym for We Change Our Personal Experiences. This is a social network movement that helps people to cope with their own personal problems. Maybe you/they are going through depression, anxiety, stress, divorce, or suicidal issues, etc. This is the way to go.
This is a place to come to whenever you are feeling down. A place to come if you want to share a word or two of encouragement.
I’ve created this site, so that people know that they are not alone. We need to show them that there is ALWAYS someone to talk too. There is always a shoulder to cry on. There will always be a helping hand.
Let’s come together as one to COPE: Change Our Personal Experiences!
Because we can COPE!
Millions of kids and teens die from suicide Every year. The main cause? Bullying.
If we can stop bullying then we could save all those precious lives that have yet to begin. Please sign and take a stand to bullying with me.
Don't do it for me, do it for the young lives.
Since the start of 2013 in the Logan area where I am from there has already been several teen suicides related to bullying, so imagine how many more we do not know about.
The bullying starts in the school yard, online and into the workplace. There is no consequences and no laws are broken when you push someone to the limit of suicide and mental abuse.
There needs to be a law in place for bullys to be held accountable for their actions if it is in the school, online or work, whether it causes mental harm or even worse death.
Bullying is getting worse over the years and all the bullying campaigns and signs are not enough and isnt working.
Children are the future and their are so many lives lost due to bullying. Bullying is harrassment and mental abuse and to inflict this is breaking the law but bullys are getting away with it.
It is bad enough to know that so many lifes have been cut short by the actions of other people and that no one is held responsable. We need to stop protecting the bullys and let the law deal with the bullys in the court with a criminal record for life.
There needs to be a law against bullying as it is a crime. Together we can all make a difference. Bullying effects us all.
10. Stop Bullying!
Our school has issues with bullying such as name calling, threats, unnecessary comments, mean and vulgar language, and online posts.
Some of the bullying has lead to overdose, depression, cutting, and suicidal thoughts.
We are requesting Newtown Selectwoman and Connecticut lawmakers take the necessary steps to ensure that the complete autopsy/toxicology results of alleged Sandy Hook shooter, Adam Lanza, be released to the public and specifically toxicology tests that would determine whether Lanza was yet another school shooter under the influence of, or in withdrawal from, psychiatric drugs, documented to cause violent behavior—based on the following facts.
Because there is overwhelming evidence to support a link between psychiatric drugs, school shootings and similar acts of senseless violence, it is imperative that the people of Newtown, Connecticut be provided all the information relating to the alleged shooter, Adam Lanza.
• At least fourteen school shootings were committed by individuals taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 162 wounded and 72 killed.
• Between 2004 and 2011, there were nearly 13,000 reports to the FDA's MedWatch system of psychiatric drugs causing violent side effects, including homicide, mania and aggressive behavior.
• 22 international drug regulatory warnings have been issued on psychiatric drugs causing violent behavior, including mania, psychosis and homicidal ideation.
• The alleged shooter, Adam Lanza, was an adult at the time of his alleged criminal acts and his death, eliminating any privacy concerns on releasing his toxicology results due to "minor" status.
• Releasing the autopsy/toxicology results has no bearing on any on-going criminal investigation. For example, within weeks of the 1999 Columbine massacre, the coroner revealed to the public that shooter, Eric Harris, had the antidepressant Luvox in his system. This information was released to the public despite the on-going criminal investigation into the Columbine massacre.
• Any failure to release the autopsy/toxicology results only serves to protect the pharmaceutical industry, not the general public.
• Release of the autopsy/toxicology results is a completely separate issue from the criminal investigation.
Please sign this E-petition to call on the Australian governments, Attorney general or equivalent, to bring charges of Corporate manslaughter, against the two Australian Dj's, for there actions in the tragic loss of a Nurse/mother's life, so that her children can have justice!
2 Day FM Jocks Mel Greig and Michael Christian thought they hit the jackpot when a Prank call got through to the hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated and they spoke with Nurse Jacintha Saldanha, 46, a mother of two, pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.
However while the pair believed they managed something outstanding, Jacintha was found unconscious at a nurses' accommodation block near London's exclusive King Edward VII Hospital at 9:35 am (local time) on Friday. She unfortunately was unable to be revived.
We are still awaiting the release of the cause of her death, however, speculation is rife after the Prank, she was so humiliated she may have taken her own life.
I won't put the blame on the radio duo though, they were stupidly making a Prank Call and in their eyes got lucky, I am sure their followers were all laughing at the time. However, the humour of Prank Calls by Radio Hosts must be questioned as well as as the way it can affect some ones life is horrendous. It is in my view 2DAY FM Management that needs to be called to account as their Shock Jock have a poor reputation for making decisions and have made grossly bad decisions as to what they would do.
I am sure Nurse Jacintha Saldanha had other issues at the time but this poor nurse who must have felt humiliated beyond belief in the UK, realised how ridiculous the call was and how naive she was to believe such a , this is most probably the catalyst for her death be it by accident or other means.
However, as Chairman of beyondblue, Jeff Kennett said, there was nothing wrong with Mel Grieg and Michael Christian's 2DayFM prank and the radio hosts should be given support. Lifeline: 13 11 14.
On the 29th of October 2012 a young troubled teenager: Alysha Devereux attempted suicide, at only 17 years of age.
Before she attempted to take her own life, Alysha recorded videos on her ipad and spoke in detail about her long and hard battle with depression. In her videos she talked about how little the mental health system had supported her and criticised the State's mental health services.
"Too old for some places. Too young for other places. The mental health system is f***ed, absolutely F***ed. It's like saying you can't have a mental problem between 16 and 18 because there's nowhere for us to put you."
Professor Bryant Stokes, who led a six-moth review of WA’s mental health services, said that because of the number of adolescent mental health patients in WA, more beds are urgently needed to accommodate these patients.
Throughout the year Alysha’s mental health deteriorated but because of the mental health system, she could not get the help and support that she needed desperately.
As a result Alysha attempted suicide twice in September and was taken to Bentley Adolescent Unit, the only secure psychiatric unit for adolescents in WA, she was not a voluntary patient.
Alysha discussed her mental health issues, accepted that she needed help and sought it out, but due to the State’s lack of resources, communication and adequate accommodation within the mental health system, that drove her to attempted suicide. If Alysha had received the help and counselling she needed, then she would not have felt driven to suicide.
This petition aims to bring the desperate state of WA’s mental health system, to the chair of the Mental Health Advisory Council: Barry Mackinnon.
We aim inform him about the lack of mental support for adolescents in WA and provide him with the changes and improvements needed in the system, and then we can hope to prevent more young adolescent suicides.
Many people who die by suicide or make a suicide attempt have a history of mental illness or are experiencing symptoms of mental illness. Up to 12% of people affected by mental illness take their own lives (compared with an average of 1.7% for the whole population.) and suicide is the main cause of premature death among people with mental illness. Early detection and treatment of mental illness is important in preventing suicide, although many people do not seek help until symptoms become severe.
Mental illness is common in Australia with one in five Australians experiencing a mental illness at some stage in their lives, and many experiencing more than one mental illness at one time. Prevalence of mental illness decreases with age. Prevalence (including substance use disorder) is greatest among 18-24 year olds (27%) while prevalence among people 65 years and over is 6.1%.
Up to 12% of people affected by mental illness take their own lives (compared with an average of 1.7% for the whole population.) and suicide is the main cause of premature death among people with mental illness.
Early detection and treatment of mental illness is important in preventing suicide, although many people do not seek help until symptoms become severe.
Mental illness is common in Australia with one in five Australians experiencing a mental illness at some stage in their lives, and many experiencing more than one mental illness at one time.
Prevalence of mental illness decreases with age. Occurrence (including substance use disorder) is greatest among 18-24 year olds (27%) while occurrence among people 65 years and over is 6.1%.
WA needs a better and more active mental health system, one that offers extensive support to adolescents suffering from mental illnesses, and allows them to feel safe and comfortable while they accommodate the centres.
More mental health centres that are specifically focused on adolescent mental health and the rehabilitation of mental health suffers are needed.
More communication opportunities for adolescents suffering from mental illnesses are needed.
And more professionals that address the mental illness at hand and work through the illness with the patient need to be available to adolescents and their families.
Physician-assisted suicide is a fundamental right that should be guaranteed to every terminally ill patient in the state of Texas.
Everyone has a right to die, especially those in pain.
Chavis Carter was a 21 year old black male stopped with two other white males in Jonesboro, Arkansas. When officers stopped the vehicle, they smelled marijuana. At this time Carter was handcuffed and searched TWICE! During the search, officers found a dime bag of marijuana, but are claiming to have missed a gun. Carter called his girlfriend and told her that he would call her once he got to jail.
The two other men were allowed to leave... and somewhere something went far left. Despite being left handed, handcuffed, searched two times and placed in the back seat of the car, police and Jonesboro authorities are claiming that Carter committed suicide by shooting himself with his own gun in the right side of his head. The officers on the scene claim they thought the gun shot was a piece of metal in the street that got ran over and that they found Carter's body in the back seat. Authorities have recently released a video showing how this could happen and have ruled his death a suicide.
There are so many questions that need answers...how was the gun missed during two searched? How did he manage to get the gun to shoot himself in the right side of his head, being handcuffed? Being left handed, why was he shot in the right side of his head? If he was going to commit suicide, why call his girlfriend and tell her he would be phoning her once he got to jail? How did the officers not know that that was a gun shot when it was that close to them?
Sign the petition showing Jonesboro Police that we don't believe their investigation findings and will not let the issue go. There are questions that need answers and we demand them. When is enough enough?
Έχουμε μείνει άφωνοι από την τραγική αύξηση των αυτοκτονίων στην χώρα μας. Διαβάζουμε συνέχεια κάθε μέρα και για καινούργιες αυτοκτονίες. Ας αναλάβουμε δράση, εμείς οι απλοί πολίτες αυτής της χώρας.
Πρώτα με την πρόθεση μας να σταματήσει αυτή η σφαγή του έθνους μας. Δεύτερον να υπογράψουμε όλοι μαζι απαιτώντας από την κυβέρνηση να κάνει δημόσιες ανακοινώσεις προστατεύοντας τους πολίτες της, να της θυμίσουμε ότι εξαιτίας των πολιτών υπάρχει κυβέρνηση, και να λάβει μέτρα για την ανακούφιση των συμπολιτών μας που υποφέρουν στην ψυχή τους για να φτάσουν να δώσουν τέλος στην γηϊνη ύπαρξη τους.
Υπάρχουν προτάσεις απλές και εύκολες ακόμα και με εθελοντές που θα μπορούσε να κάνει το Ελληνικό κράτος με σκοπό να προστατεύσει και να εκπαιδεύσει τους πολίτες του.
We are a group of year 10 students from Carshallton Girls, trying to raise awareness of the serious subject of Euthanasia.
Bullying is one of the greatest dangers children in Australia face.
AT LEAST ONE IN FOUR CHILDREN ARE BULLIED AT SCHOOL
In our culture, bullying is stigmatized so that Children often feel ashamed to seek help or even tell anyone they are being bullied, for fear of being a burden on families and communities.
As a result the issue goes unrecognized.
Children's voices are not loud enough to demand their own basic rights. Which include:
The right to be free from physical or mental harm, and to receive an education which enables them to reach their potential, and prepares them for life in a free society (from the UN Charter).
BULLYING RUINS LIVES. It has been the cause of countless suicides. Shown in the photo above, Sheniz Erkan is a girl who died as a result of cyber-bullying in January this year.
Bullying ruins mental health.
Children who are bullied are three times more likely to develop depressive symptoms and NINE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE.
Victims of bullying are more likely to develop psychotic symptoms in early adolescence and young people who bully others are four times more likely to have a criminal record by the age of 30.
Bullying has devastating affects on the welfare of individuals. It inhibits their developing identity and contribution to society.
Please help raise awareness of this issue, and spread the word through facebook, email or any means you can.
According to a 2011 report; lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are four times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual counterparts.
A 2009 report, quoted by the Trevor Project, lists suicide as the third leading cause of youth deaths in the age group 15-24.
Further, it has been recognised in the BBC’s consultation report of September 2010 (Portrayal and Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People on the BBC) that on the subject of the number of programs including lgbt storylines: “The vast majority of respondents thought that there is insufficient portrayal of lesbian, gay and bisexual people across the BBC with 70% of respondents holding this view.”
Given that the BBC television production Merlin is watched by millions across the UK, and indeed the world, and recognising that the characters of Arthur Pendragon and Merlin (in particular) are especially appreciated in the lgbt community; we call upon the writers and producers of Merlin to produce an It Gets Better Today video with the aforementioned characters to help combat the epidemic of lgbt suicide and the primary cause thereof; homophobic bullying.
Thousands of people have been bullied or are being bullied in our country. Some of them consider a deadly choice to finish their situation because they are afraid to tell someone or if they tell someone their is the possibility that some people see it as normal.
Those people see it as normal because they also have been bullied in the past but did not make the choice that people today are making; so lets make a law that will prevent all consequences of bullying and stop bullying.
The law will abolish bullying in The United States, teach the effects of bullying, and make The United States a place where people have the opportunity to be themselves without fear of what people think of them or what would they do to them.
Former WWE Grand Slam Champion Chris Benoit is being unfairly victimised by WWE. After a 20+ career in wrestling they are refusing him entry into the WWE Hall of Fame due to a volatile home life.
Get justice for The Crippler, Daniel & Nancy would want this
A significant number of Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s face-to-face counselling and support services are at risk of closure due to Lifeline’s own crisis struggle for financial viability and sustainability. Wendy Carver, Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s CEO, said “It would be an absolute tragedy if any of Lifeline’s services ceased to operate and stopped being able to provide support to people in need in our own local community.”
Lifeline has therefore reached out to Hornsby Council for assistance. Lifeline’s hope is that Hornsby Council will be able to provide them with a Council owned retail property at a subsidised rent which will assure financial survival of their multiple counselling and community services from revenue raised through the selling of high quality second hand clothing, books, brick a brac and furniture. This will ensure residents of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai are able to continue to receive the support they deserve and need.
For over 40 years Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury, based at Gordon, has been providing a wide range of counselling and community service to residents of the North side of Sydney with some services having between 40-50% of clients residing in the Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Municipalities.
For more information on our services visit our website http://www.lifeline-h2h.org.au/
Please support Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury by signing this petition.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) consults on new draft quality standards and guidance on service user experience in mental health and patient experience in NHS services and has launched a new consultation.
HOWEVER an interested party has discovered that the only people able to contribute are 'Registered Stakeholders'. and finding out who these are, and being able to get your views represented is a process which guarantees little, if any success.
Some may not wish to provide personal stories to Registered Stakeholders (strangers), and there is no other facility to have YOUR important views heard.
This means the results cannot be fully representative of the Service User Community as a whole and we would call on NICE to consider changing the process by which they determine and gather the evidence they use in their guidelines.
This is especially important during this traumatic period of changes to the NHS, cuts in Mental Health Service budgets and an increase in cases of mental illness.
It's apparently very clear that Sammy Kamau Wanjiru was killed in an unexplained circumstances, the Chief government pathologist has said he was hit by a blunt object which is attributed to his death and not the fall as claimed by the police.
The last people to see him alive have all given contradictory statements and the Police have been accused of not investigating the case. The mother has claimed his son was murdered but curiously, the burial organising committee seems very keen to go ahead with the burial before a full investigation is undertaken.
* More veterans are committing suicide than are dying in combat.
*Veterans Affairs (VA) Statistics: Average of 18 vets commit suicide each and every day.
*Suicide rates researched by CBS new between 2004-2005...and the rates are raising fast...
Veterans: 17.5 to 21.8 per 100,000
Non-Veterans: 9.4 per 100,000
Veterans: 30.6 to 38.3 per 100,000
Non-Veterans: 18.3 per 100,000
Veterans: 10.0 to 12.5 per 100,000
Non-Veterans: 4.8 per 100,000
Veterans: 18.7 to 20.8 per 100,000
Non-Veterans: 8.9 per 100,000
Veterans: 31.5 to 35.3 per 100,000
Non-Veterans: 17.6 per 100,000
Veterans: 11.1 to 12.3 per 100,000
Non-Veterans: 4.5 per 100,000
*Troubling new data show there are an average of 950 suicide attempts each month by veterans who are receiving some type of treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs...about 18 veteran suicides a day, about five by veterans who are receiving VA care.
*In fiscal 2009, which ended Sept. 30, there were 1,621 suicide attempts by men and 247 by women who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, with 94 men and four women dying.
Honor killings are an embarrassment to humanity.
Fellow human beings are being assassinated in the most inhumane methods. Daughters and wives are being brutally tortured, stoned, and murdered by their own families, all in the name of "honor." This widespread epidemic of such atrocious acts fueled by fundamentalist thinking—dating back to pagan times—is inexcusable. Honor killings are often supported, overlooked, and undermined by authorities and persons of influence.
These murders are committed not just in Muslim countries but around the world, with alarmingly increasing rates on such continents as Europe and North America, which contain some of the most advanced countries of the 21st Century. It is a shame to all humanity that women (and some men) are subject to such barbaric crimes—threatened, tortured in agony, dying the most gruesome deaths.
Statistics Related to Honor Killing:
- 93% of honor killings worldwide are committed against women
- 91% of honor killings are committed by Muslims
- 81% of honor killings committed in Western civilizations are for being “too Western”
- 81% of female victims of honor killing 25 years or younger are murdered by their family of origin
- 68% of women who are victims of honor killing are gruesomely tortured
- Approximately 50% of honor killings are committed by multiple perpetrators
Worldwide Trends in Honor Killings, 2010. Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2010. http://www.rightsidenews.com.
“Honor Killings on the Rise.” http://corner.nationalreview.com
“Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?” Middle East Quarterly. www.meforum.org
Aboriginal people in the Northern and Southern Regions in Canada are living in poverty. Children are at risk in this environment as there is an extremely high suicide rate.
Food costs are very high making it difficult for families to appropriately feed themselves and their families.
We're very concerned at the high suicide rate in young gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) people and are very keen to see them gain a strong representation in the mental health arena. In short, we want to make sure that we look after these young people.
According to the rough stats we have at hand, people in the GLBTI community are four times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to fall victim to mental illness, including depression and suicide.
The problem is that we don't really know the actual percentage of GLBTI people who suffer, because we suspect that many of these young people don't ever get the chance to seek help. We are determined to change that.
Beyond Blue (the national depression initiative) in conjunction with Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (part of The University of Adelaide) have produced a draft paper entitled, 'Clinical Practical Guidelines: Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults.'
We would like to have the GLBTI community represented in these guidelines as a group of young people who are at very high risk of mental illness.
I have been living with mental illness for over 20 years and have received little to no help to date. I have attempted suicide resulting in hospitalization, only to be sent home within days with no follow up treatment or referrals.
I am repeatedly told of the lack of funding and facilities available, so I have to just "get over it". This is NOT good enough! Something must be done NOW! How many lives have to be lost before action is taken?!