Petition Tag - suicide

1. Lower Veteran Suicide Rates

While the number 22 Veteran Suicides daily is going around, this number is not exact. Some research states that the number is closer to 18 and other research that the number is much higher. Regardless of the exact number, any number is a concern. Currently the Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved using Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) for treating PTSD. The approved CAM treatments for PTSD are: meditation, acupuncture, relaxation and yoga. While these alternative treatments have shown some benefits they are not treatments that the majority of our Veterans would choose.

A study was conducted at St John of God Hospital in Richmond, Australia comparing two groups. Patients being treated for PTSD with group therapy, medication and psychotherapy and patients being treated for PTSD using a structured fitness program in addition to the traditional care. Results showed that those using the structured fitness program showed greater improvements in PTSD symptoms than those that did not take part in the structured fitness program. In addition, those that participated in the structured fitness program lost weight, recovered more quickly from injuries and were healthier overall. They had such great results with this study that they now implement structured fitness into their PTSD treatment programs.

In addition to this study they have extensive medical documentation that shows the numerous benefits exercise has on mental health. From my own personal experience and discussing treatment programs with other Veterans with PTSD, I know that physical exercise significantly reduces symptoms. While numerous Veterans may have gym memberships, the affordable gyms are crowded and often trigger PTSD symptoms. Not only this but the average Veteran has been trained to do what they are told in regards to their fitness. When they leave the military they often gain a significant amount of weight and struggle with their health.

An individual will have greater benefits working with a certified personal trainer than they would on their own. While Veterans with PTSD are encouraged to engage in physical exercise this is not enough. Let’s face it, not many Veterans are going to want to enter a room full of women and try to do a downward dog. Another option needs to be provided. It is proven that exercise significantly benefits our mental health. A structured exercise program designed by a certified personal trainer specifically for that individual, will have significantly higher results than those that attempt to exercise alone with no guidance.

2. Stop Bullying Now!

Sign this petition if you want bullying to STOP NOW!

Every year people are greatly affected by bullying. Either in school, at home or the workplace, bullying has major impacts on lives and can lead to mental health conditions such as deep depression, anxiety and even in the death of a child through escalating violence or suicide.

No one deserves to feel scared at school, work or home. Too many people who witness bullying never step forward for fear of becoming a victim themselves or risking their career. It's time to put a voice to this major issue.

In Victoria, Australia, a young woman was bullied to the point she took her own life. As a result, the Victorian Government introduced the Brodie's Law that protects victims of bullying and holds those who bully accountable.

This petition will help drive similar laws in the rest of Australia to protect our most vulnerable in our community.

3. Petition to force presidential candidates to specifically address the reality of Veteran Suicide

According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health ("Estimating the Risk of Suicide Among US Veterans," Kaplan et al.), an estimated 5,000 veterans die by suicide each year. The VA's Suicide Data Report, 2012 found a higher figure, 22 suicides per pay, or 8,000 per year. The VA study also recorded 11,000 non-fatal suicide attempts a year.

A 2007 study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that male veterans are twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to commit suicide.

50% of those with PTSD do not seek treatment....out of the half that seek treatment, only half of them get "minimally adequate" treatment.

Fact is this is a topic where studies, or reports, or panels need not apply. Losing even one soldier at home due to lack of available care is appalling. With a federal budget of 3.5 trillion dollars, our military should not have to suffer a lack of care. If you can send our friends and family to risk death, you can do what is necessary to protect and care for them at home.

4. Bill H.R. 667 Veterans Equal Access Act

To This Great Nation Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bill H.R. 667 147th Congress (2015-2016) Veteran Equal Access Act

We The People. Are asking the Republic of the United States of America. To Redress the (VA) Veterans Affairs systematically. Concerning Veterans Disability Rights. To bestow upon this Nation’s disabled Veterans Equal Access to Respective States Medical Marijuana Programs. For the welfare, equality, equity And impartiality are disabled Veterans deserve.

This great nation has a duty. To liberate are disabled Veteran’s systemically. The current polices infringe upon disabled Veteran’s rights, liberties, equality, impartiality, and civil liberties. The Government of The United States. Has a duty to redress the rights being infringed upon? To redress current policy’s barring disabled veteran’s. From the same rights are civilian counter parts enjoy and benefit from.

Under Section 504 Of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability or disabilities. It defines the rights of individuals with disabilities to participate in, and have access to, program benefits and services.

By passing Bill H.R. 667 Veterans Equal Access Act. Would greatly increase the opportunity for disabled veterans to gain the same standard of measure. Their civilian counter parts are granted. This bill Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to authorize VA health care providers to:(1) provide veterans with recommendations opinions regarding participation in their state’s marijuana programs, and (2) complete forms reflecting such recommendations and opinions.

I implore our Government to understand disabled veterans need another option. We the disabled veterans of America need your help. To pass Bill H.R. 667 147th Congress ( 2015 - 2016 ) Veterans Equal Access Act. To bring equality, civil liberties and impartiality back to are disabled veterans. Are we not equals in comparison of are civilian counterparts, with disabilities?

Under Section 504 States that ”no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of , or be subjected to discrimination under” any program or activity that either receives Federal Financial assistance Or is conducted by any Executive agency or the United States Postal Service.

So I located proof that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Is an Executive Department or Agency. Under USA.gov listings. Concerning the Federal Executive Branch. Also within the same list Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is listed. This is the respective federal program. In charge of respective states medical cannabis programs.

Also under 38 CFR 18.3 - (a) GENERAL: Discrimination prohibited. No person of the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program to which this part applies.

Here is a list of laws, I believe may help ratify a new policy within are (VA) nationwide. Within in these laws are subsections, which may have the ability to redress current policy of the VA nationally.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability.

ADA Title II: State and Local Government Activities

[29 FR 19301 , Dec , 1964. Re designated at 45 FR 63268, Sept. 24, 1980]

38 CFR 18.3 - Discrimination Prohibited.

38 CFR 18.1 - Purpose

38 CFR 15.130 General prohibitions against discrimination.

29 U.S Code 794 - Nondiscrimination under Federal grants and programs.

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5. Safety Barriers For The EJ Whitten Bridge

On the 7th of August 2010 my brother Johnny rode his motorbike to the EJ Whitten Bridge and jumped. As harsh as that may sound it is the reality of the thoughts my family has had to deal with ever since that day.

After petitioning Vic Roads and Parliament to take action to get barriers on this bridge, there has been no action taken to even put up temporary barriers and this concerns me immensely as I am aware of lives still being lost.

Please friends sign this petition and get it out to as many people as you can we need action now not when it suits Vic Roads.

6. Cast CHAD SUICIDE in Neill Blomkamp's new Alien movie!

OK so... the new Neill Blomkamp Alien movie is coming... the film is set right after Aliens, Sigourney Weaver is bad ass, BUT so is CHAD Suicide and I believe they could both play the main role or at bare minimum co-star eachother.

SIGS IS QUEEN! YES she is! I love her...so she can still play Ripley, BUT SO CAN CHAD! Script writers have to iron that one out! :)

OR, at least cast CHAD as her co star. We want to see CHAD SUICIDE take out xenomorph scum!

7. Don't Legalize Assisted Suicide in Colorado

A Colorado lawmaker is proposing a bill to legalize assisted suicide in our state. Sadly, this practice targets the terminally ill, the disabled, and elderly with death as opposed to medical care.

Colorado should not turn doctors into killers!

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When other nations have legalized assisted suicide, that has quickly turned into euthanasia. This is already happening in the Netherlands and Belgium where the mentally ill are being euthanized and even children.

In Oregon, depressed people have died by assisted suicide, and patients, who were denied medical treatment, were steered to assisted suicide by the state health plan. Oregon resident Jeanette Hall, who was terminally ill and wanted assisted suicide, is alive today because her doctor convinced her to try medical treatment.

We must stand up for life in Colorado and true dignity for the elderly, ill and disabled means rejecting assisted suicide!

After you have signed, PLEASE share on Facebook and tweet on Twitter!

8. We Want Justice For Dr Supriya

The conditions that forced Dr Supriya, (a third year paediatrics MD student, of DMC hospital, ludhiana) to commit suicide are no different than any other medical colleges of India. Her suicide note said that she cannot handle the stress any more.

There are many such stories of resident doctors all over India!

"MS , MD and DM students are under huge pressure in many ways:

1. Overworked ( 24 hrs duty, 36 hrs duty , 60 hrs duty with no post duty off day.
They get only 12 hrs to go to hostel to rest . Then again a long hr duty).

2. No vacations no summer or winter vacations. University gives a number of 20 CL per yr, which includes Sunday or gazetted or going to conference . So these becomes negligible. Plus college never gives a total of 20 CL provided by univ. Everything is in the hands of college. Total torture! No help desk for a resident.

3. Most of the residents are 27 plus age and they r not financially independent. As college asks for lakhs of fees per year with a negligible stipend of around 20 k per month , difficult to survive in today's world. So these doctors hv to ask money from parents or in-laws in case of a married doctor girl.

4. On top of it , consultants at each round abuse and scold the resident on duty . As there are always some important works left to be done , which is obvious from the amount of work given with a limited time and no help, seeing the patient burden these days.

5. Colleges can keep salaried non PG residents to help PG residents , but the management save their money and keep residents overworked.

6. On top of it, tortures, insults in front of the hospital staff and patients , threats of not giving degree on time.

7. No maternity benefits.

8. If someone is tired of all this , he/she cannot leave and let go BECAUSE there is a bond of lakhs of rupees.

9. Plus They have pressure to complete dissertation despite round the clock work, and become frustrated, which also reflects in their daily work.

10. Frustrated seniors can throw their tantrums on residents anytime , coz residents cant do anything in the fear of their cancellation of their hard- earned degrees!

These days patient load is increased. How can our seniors think that they have tolerated all these in their times, and so they ll pass it on to next generation.

Plz think seniors, there is a difference now!
Times are more stressful these days. If u ll apply old norms n rules on us , then v all wont survive!

We doctors are getting unhealthy, stressed. Lack of sleep is wrenching n killing . There r many more things too - we also hv families , female docs need to give time to their small babies. Most female residents join duty after 40 days of delivery, so that they are not delayed for a period of 6 months or 1 yr to get degree!

Plus many more probs!
Plz save us!
Plz help us!
We r fed up n tired!
Lets all join and fight!
Lets raise our voice!
So that no more precious lives are lost this way!

9. Save Free Anti-Bullying And Empowerment Centre From Closing

Beyond A Joke Incorporated is a not for profit centre built for young people so they have somewhere to turn for help and guidance.

We offer a free drop in centre, support groups and social club. We also offer a volunteering community service to bring people together to end bullying in a non-violent manner. Government will not support this project after stating they would. The founders funds have run out and the doors of this centre will have to close if help is not forth coming.

Many parents are approaching Beyond A Joke Incorporated in shopping centres when fund raising crying because their children as young as 12 no longer want to live due to bullying at school. Beyond A Joke Incorporated is trying desperately to stop any further suicides by young people who feel suicide is the only way to escape bullying. Please sign this petition for us to see support and recognition from Government on the importance of this service for parents, young people and communities.

Government official simply states not for profits are closing due to non funding. This is not good enough. The Government has a duty of care to people who have no money or support to seek help.

PLEASE HELP TO STOP BEYOND A JOKE ANTI-BULLYING CENTRE FROM CLOSING.

10. Stop the raping and honor killing in India and Pakistan

There are too many cases now of barbarian acts against girls and women in India & Pakistan.

We need to stop the raping and honor killing in India and Pakistan!

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-27615590
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27593504

11. El Paso Stop Cyber Bullying in Texas

To educate the community on the effects and to put an end to bullying and cyber bullying by partnering with the government officials, schools, and businesses.

12. Hope Is the New Dope Peace Movement

We are facing a crisis of addiction, overdosing, suicide and incarceration of our youth that must be stopped.

The challenges families face are complex, they have the potential to devastate lives and derail futures. Without knowledge of what these challenges are, and without resources to address them we will never be able to overcome them.

The Power of Peace Project and Hope Is the New Dope Peace Movement will challenge all of you to join us in saving our kids.

13. Backup Cup support for beyondblue

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.

14. IMZA AT, QAYNAR XƏTT YARAT

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.

15. Install fencing along train tracks at Beaconsfield / Berwick to prevent teen suicide

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.

16. End Bullying: Have all Grades Watch and Discuss the Movie Bully

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.

17. Defend Illinois' terminally ill patients: Legalize Physician Aid in Dying in Illinois

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.

18. Free Iranian Kurdish Prisoner of Conscience Afshin Sohrabzadeh, LIFE IN DANGER THROUGH MEDICAL NEGLECT

URGENT UPDATE MAY 11, 2016 -- KURDISH-IRANIAN PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE AFSHIN SOHRABZADEH IS DYING OF CANCER...DUE TO MEDICAL NEGLECT! HRANA Human Rights News Agency -- According to documents received by HRANA, prison authorities confirmed that Afshin Sohrabzadeh, political prisoner, is diagnosed with colon cancer. The head of the prison has clearly stated that Afshin Sohrabzadeh came close to dying at least once. He emphasized the importance of transfering Afshin Sohrabzadeh to a hospital (AS IS IN FACT REQUIRED UNDER ARTICLES 102, 103 OF THE IRANIAN PRISON CODE) and also asked that Afshin Sohrabzadeh be allowed to serve the rest of his sentence in a bigger and better-equipped prison. Meanwhile this prisoner needs financial support from Iranians for the continuation of his medical treatment.

The head of Minab Prison has confirmed his disease and emphasized that he needed to be hospitalized for proper medical treatment in Hormozgan province. However, despite the dangerous condition of this prisoner, he is still in limbo and without medical treatment in Minab prison.

Mr. Sohrabzadeh had started a hunger strike and had sewn his lips, to protest the rejection of medical furlough requests, on April 11. He currently has breathing problems and internal bleeding. Considering the progress of his disease, he is getting closer to death every day.

He weighs 40 kg and his condition is getting worse, but despite the recommendations of physicians, judicial authorities and the Minab prosecutor continue to prevent him from being transferred to a hospital.

Afshin Sohrabzadeh, due to not being covered by insurance and lack of affordability, is in need of financial support of Iranians. You can send your financial helps to his father’s bank account:

Acount holder: Behrooz Sohrabzadeh

BankName: Melli Bank

Card Number: 6037997109402264

It must be mentioned that Amnesty International issued a statement urging a medical review of his case.

HRANA had reported earlier that despite his family’s follow-up after the early summer last year and paying 40 million IRR, the prisoner who had been transferred to Evin prison for medical treatment, after a few months and without any proper treatment was returned to Minab prison due to the high cost of the treatment (about 700 million IRR) and the inability of his family in paying this amount. Returning the prisoner to his former prison cost his family 10 million and 200 thousand IRR.

According to the close relatives of this prisoner, Mr. Sohrabzadeh was beaten during interrogation sessions by the intelligence officers of Kamyaran which led to the rupture of the hernia and a broken nose and problems of the bladder area, so that he he had to be admitted in two ten-day periods in Sanandaj hospital.

Afshin Sohrabzadeh underwent an intestinal surgery last year which was unsuccessful and led to internal bleeding.

Last year his family offered a deposit of 2 billion IRR to pay for medical furlough, which met with the rejection of Minab prison. They also tried to request a leave for Afshin Sohrabzadeh again this year by putting off a deed, which faced again the rejection of authorities in Minab prison.

It should be noted despite the high cost of the treatment and medication and the inability of his family to afford it, the prisoner because of confiscation of his identification documents at the time of arrest, is deprived of having the health insurance.
SOURCE: HRANA Human Rights News Agency
https://hra-news.org/en/afshin-sohrabzadeh-getting-one-step-closer-death-every-day

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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.

19. We support the WeCOPE Movement

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!

20. Stop bullying now!

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.

21. Enforce a law against Bullying

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.

22. 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.

23. Release Adam Lanza Toxicology Reports

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.

24. Jutice for nurse Jacintha Saldanha's death

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!

25. Mel Greig and Michael Christian should be allowed on Air

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.

26. Change and Improve the Mental Health System in WA

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.

27. Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

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.

28. Investigate death of Chavis Martin: Arkansas Man's death is suspicious

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?

29. ΥΠΟΓΡΑΦΕΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ ΤΩΝ ΑΥΤΟΚΤΟΝΙΩΝ - ΑΠΑΙΤΟΥΜΕ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ ΝΑ ΔΡΑΣΕΙ

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.

30. Support the Right to Die Campaign

We are a group of year 10 students from Carshallton Girls, trying to raise awareness of the serious subject of Euthanasia.