Free legal representation and counselling support for all Kiwis bereaved by suicide.

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Anita Kanitz
May 24, 2020
"My heart belongs to all bullying survivors and victims until my last day of life. Because in memory of bullied to suicide victims. Beloved girl friends of mine. We all can end the deadly bullying game, if we only have the courage to end it!"
-Anita Kanitz

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”

“The common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person.”

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.”

“If there are no heroes to save you, then you be the hero.”
-Anita Kanitz

“If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” – Taylor Swift

"It's important to stand up to all forms of bullying, and it's even more important for those who are around you to be just as courageous and stand with you! "
-Normani Kordei

I think bullies and their helpers and supporters need to be removed and punished everywhere. In kindergarten, school, university, at work, at the social networks. I do not have the slightest understanding of mediation and conversation, because it brings nothing, because it help the bullies not the victims. Punishment of the parents, the teachers and headmasters of bullies who help the bullies is very important. And helpers and supporters must also permanently removed, it can not be that these people make their lies on parent evenings or teach as a teacher or as a principal run a school or work in the workplace and even as superiors or that they make again and again unpunished internet slandering and cyberbullying. It's like putting a knife into a murderer's hand and saying, keep it up. That must have an end.

I have been the victim of extreme cyber bullying for fourteen years. The perpetrators are a former outrageous ex-tenant and his entire circle of friends, acquaintances and as it looks like relatives of him. Unfortunately, I had to learn it myself, you get here very little or no help.That must change. Some foreign female friends had the same problem. They got rape threats and rape jokes and sadistic porns and were slandered on the social media.

I have always been on the side of the bullied people and childs and will always be on the side of the bullied, in memory of two girls who have been bullied to death. My beloved girl friends, forever in my heart and my soul. And for my beloved son, for all his pain during some years of his school time, caused by extreme bullying.
Through bullying, two very good female friends of mine, who were in other schools, committed suicide at the age of 13 and 14 years.
And my son was brutally bullied for years at high school by classmates, teachers, and the principal (real scum bags and blood bitches). A change of school always failed because the principal and the teachers claimed to the family, especially the grandparents and the father, there was no bullying at their school, my son was just too sensitive. The bullying included exclusion, mockery, property damage, theft of school supplies and money, beatings, slander of the worst kind, telephone terror, beatings and intimidation of my sons remaining friends. Only in one case of theft was the police ready to accept an ad. But after that the police did not do anything. The State Education Office advised us to talk to the school! The State Education Office did nothing despite many complaints and said we would see the problems too blatant. We talked to the school, wrote letters, begging for help, but they did not do anything, just blaming us. They accused me as a mother and my son, we were the only troublemakers in the school. Other children and school friends witnessing the bullying incidents were silenced by the two principals who were in charge of the school during my sons school time, in some cases these schoolfriends were taken out of school because of the psychological terror of the school and the bullies (sons of bitches) and the parents of the bullies (real buggers). It is understandable that the bullied person is becoming more and more lonely in this case. The parent representatives were parents of bullies and were elected again and again. My son became ill due to the bullying and could not take the final exam. Nevertheless, the principal still sent him during the sick time the police into the house because of terrible lies of the bullies and the class teacher sent insulting faxes and we got insulting telephone calls of the principal.While the police used to be unable to help my son in all bullying incidents, she was suddenly very quick, caught up with vicious slander by the bullying schoolmaster, the mobbing classmate, and the mobbing classmates, and took out my sick son of the bed. But they did not find anything, and I found out that the headmaster was close friends with the police chief of operations. (a real douchebag) The police went again, without apology, the headmaster and the class teacher did not apologize, the lying bullies were not punished.What a shame. We get after the telephone calls of the bullies, we should all kill ourselves and they want to dance on our graves! Many bullied students leave that terrible school before the exam.Even the parents of the bullies were aggressive, outrageous and spread rumors, bad calls and angry letters. My son then took the exam at another school, but he never forgot what happened.
I say it clearly, never forget the enemies of your children and what they did and wish them to be affected by bullying and terror in their lives in the same way.
Only we can change it, if all others fail, we families, relatives and friends of the bullied. And fine and punish parents and supporters of bullies so hard as possible. Because we live in bullying societies, nothing will change unless we change it.


Terrible Suicides caused by bullying:

Amanda Todd:
A pervert leaked a topless photo of Amanda Todd, then a group of girls bullied her until she ended up taking her own life.

In September 2012, this fifteen-year-old Canadian high-schooler posted a nine-minute black-and-white video on YouTube called My Story: Struggling, bullying, suicide and self-harm. She speaks not a word in the video, instead letting her story unfold through a series of flash cards. She tells of how when she was in seventh grade, a male stranger—after much coaxing—convinced her to flash him her naked breasts during a webcam discussion.

A year went by before the same stranger contacted her on Facebook threatening to go public with a topless photo he’d screencapped of her if Amanda refused to perform a live sex show for him on camera. She says she refused, at which point the man sent her topless photo “to everyone.” Amanda claims this sent her spiraling into depression and seeking to blunt the humiliation through alcohol and drugs.

Her family moved her to another school, but the stranger kept stalking her. He opened a fake Facebook account in her name, using her topless photo as the profile picture. This led to taunts from kids at the new school and a new habit for Amanda—self-mutilation.

After being shuttled off to yet another new school, she was tracked down by female bullies from a prior school who beat her up en masse and left her lying in a ditch. After her dad rescued her and brought her home, she tried killing herself by drinking bleach. She was rushed to a hospital and survived.

Her parents moved with her to another new city and another new school, yet her depression persisted. This is the description she posted under her video of September 2012:

I’m struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I’m not doing this for attention. I’m doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. I did things to myself to make pain go away, because I’d rather hurt myself then someone else. Haters are haters but please don’t hate, although I’m sure I’ll get them. I hope I can show you guys that everyone has a story, and everyones future will be bright one day, you just gotta pull through. I’m still here aren’t I?

Yes, she was still here—although briefly. A month after posting the video, Amanda killed herself.

Jessica Laney:

After posting a compassionate answer on Ask.fm about how suicide is not the answer, Jessica Laney hanged herself.

Like Hannah Smith, this 16-year-old Floridian killed herself after being harassed on Ask.fm.

On Thanksgiving Day, 2012, an anonymous questioner on the site asked Jessica about her opinions on suicide. Her response:

If you ever feel this low i just wanna [say it’s] not your fault. People are mean. I know you feel useless broken not wanted and alone. i was there. But i promise you it will get better….Nothing is worth it; it will all get better.

But things didn’t get better. She fielded hostile comments such as “you have pretty eyes but your fat,” “Can you kill yourself already?” and “Nobody even cares about you.”

About two weeks after Thanksgiving, Laney hanged herself.

Audrie Pott:

After three boys gang-raped her and distributed photos of the crime, Audrie Pott hanged herself with a belt.

At a house party on Labor Day weekend 2012 in the posh-and-privileged California coastal town of Saratoga, police say 15-year-old Audrie Pott fell unconscious after drinking vodka and was sexually assaulted by three boys who subsequently scrawled lewd remarks on her body. They photographed the event and distributed digital photos to local students, where the images “spread like wildfire.”

Tortured by the fact that her gang rape was being treated like reality-TV entertainment, Audrie hanged herself with a belt a week after the house party.

Cora DeLille: After being tormented at school during a time of personal turmoil, Cora DeLille killed herself and wrote a note that said “Thanks for all the pain.”

At the emotionally raw age of 15, this Ohio girl felt despondent about life. She had just broken up with her boyfriend, and the stepfather she’d known all her life had divorced her mother. In a suicide note she left before hanging herself at her family’s home in May of 2014, she named four tormentors from school—two of them her ex-boyfriends—whom she claimed had pushed her to the point where she didn’t want to live anymore. One line in her suicide note stood out above all the others:

Thanks for all the pain.

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Kate Spencer
1 year ago
There is something really wrong this the mental health system in Christchurch. Please look into the system.

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Jacinta Høgh
1 year ago
The current system is clearly not working and there needs to be more accountability and transparency for providers, with better care and support for the bereaved.

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James Du
1 year ago
Deeeev

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Susan Anderson
1 year ago
My family lost a beautiful young niece to suicide and it has changed us forever. Counseling is so important for those struggling and needs to be easily available when truly needed.

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Adrienne Vincent
1 year ago
I lost my nephew by death by suicide and have been volunteering for suicide prevention and awareness since 2007. Most difficult thing to raise awareness for. Bless you all.

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Lisa Silva
1 year ago
Nobody should walk alone on this journey and without free support.

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lory Bishop
1 year ago
I lost my best friend to suicide

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Brenda Mcquillan
2 years ago
Whanau who have the sad occasion to go to court against DHBs need to have equal access to legal representation.

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Janet Heptonstall
2 years ago
We need to look after each other and learn from mistakes made