- Minister for Mental Health
A tragic young life was lost as a result of suicide following the release of a mentally ill patient by Cairns Base Mental Health Unit (CBMHU), undiagnosed, untreated and without professional support because the Psychiatrists do not treat anything that is not pharmaceutically treatable such as personality disorders and substance abuse or refer patients to the resident Hospital Psychologist.
Unfortunately many other parents in Cairns, like Jodi Kensley await the death of their children due to this current archaic practice and refusal to acknowledge Psychology as an evidence based practice, which does include treatment for all disorders.
We, the undersigned call on the Queensland Government to undertake a formal review into the current assessment, intervention and prevention practices of the Cairns Base Mental Health Unit before antoher tragic life is lost.
The Cairns Base Mental Health Unit Reform petition to Minister for Mental Health was written by Tamara and is in the category Health at GoPetition.