stop suicide across the board

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Nadine Hartnett
2 years ago
Mental health needs a stronger voice in Canberra. The deaths by suicide in our lucky country more than warrant a better system.

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Patricia Holmes
2 years ago
You have my support

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John Riley
2 years ago
I lost my son Will to suicide in 2012, after five years of battling an inadequate and disconnected mental health care system. Effective change will only be realised through remarkable action like Paul’s, the support of many voices and consultation and inclusion of those with lived experience.

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Mim Milesi
2 years ago
A father heart is breaking. Please help

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Glenn Frow
2 years ago
I'm signing because it's the right thing to do

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Vicki Courtney
2 years ago
I think this is a worthy cause

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Cindy Drennan
2 years ago
I have been affected by suicide & by attempted suicides . & other reasons.

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Jodie Karaitiana
2 years ago
Suicide unfortunately is higher death toll than car accidents.
Mental healthcare need more support and funding to improve education and support for wellbeing of people suffering depression and mental illness.
Love and respect to those of us who have lost our loved ones 

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Susan Moore
2 years ago
I lost a cousin to suicide, my partners family lost their grandfather, my friend- her husband. Mental health issues should not be something people look down on or think someone is "nuts" and avoid them. We are all human and suicides have effects throughout the community. Having limited numbers of counselling visits through medicare does not help someone who needs long term intensive help. In many communities people in crisis have to wait - sometimes weeks to get in to see a counsellor -when they need to see someone "TODAY". If people have to pay a private counsellor this again severely limits treatment due to costs. I speak from experience.
Revealing you are depressed in a relationship or at the workplace can undermine the way others see you. Many uneducated people see it as a weakness whereas some of the brightest most intelligent minds have been affected by depression. Look at Robyn Williams- God love him- brilliant, clever, funny man. Don't see depression or other mental health issues as a weakness. The person you see every day the person you think has the most innovative ideas in the office, or seems to have it all under control following disasters, could be battling mental health issues on a daily basis. It doesn't detract from their brilliance.

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Julie Lofts
2 years ago
Mental health needs all people to have input .