Thumbsup4Cohen - Please Help us Get an Inquest into Cohen Fink's Death

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On the 4th June 2019 our lives as we knew them changed for ever. Our 17 year old son Cohen ended his life. Cohen was our youngest of three, he was our baby who we loved endlessly and we miss him terribly. He has an older brother and sister who love him dearly, aunties, uncles and cousins who adore him, a girlfriend and friends who love him and his passing has left a great hole in everyone’s heart. He has been tremendously let down by a system that should of not only been educating him but supporting him and looking after his well being. In the week leading up to Cohen's death he sat his ATAR mid year exams, in everyone one of those exams he re-wrote questions, re-wrote questions back to front and as if in a mirror, he wrote things like it doesn't matter I am failing anyway and he drew pictures.  We have been informed that his teachers knew about what he did in his exams on the Friday before the WA Long Weekend but they decided to wait until after their long weekend to contact us but by then it was too late.  The school had been informed by us about Cohen's Mental Health Illnesses three times to three different people before we even got a response.  They knew he was mentally unwell and did nothing to help him. The failings of the school before, during and after Cohen's death are disgraceful and we have just been informed by the Coroner that they have denied our request for an Inquest to be held into Cohen's death. 

The public NEED an Inquest to work out the failures, what needs to be fixed and to make sure another family never has to endure the pain we are experiencing.

We desperately need your help, please sign and share this petition to help us overturn the Coroner's decision and to help make schools accountable and transparent.  Sadly this is not an isolated incident at this school, we have been inundated with messages from other parents where their children have been failed by this same school it is just so tragic that Cohen has paid the ultimate price. We just want answers and surely we are entitled to them.

We also need to raise money so we can appeal to the Supreme Court for the Coroner to overturn their decision, this is not just about Cohen, this is about all of our kids.

Mental Health is a huge issue in our entire community and schools can not continue to bury their heads in the sand and not support our kids.

Our Go Fund Me page can be found here;

https://www.gofundme.com/manage/Thumbsup4Cohen---In-Loving-Memory-of-Cohen-Fink

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