Add lived experienced representatives to the MH Royal Commission panel

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Susan Steven's Green Mahomet McKay Mitchelson
3 years ago
I too have had hospital incarceration without a toilet in a cement room that over medicaticated that l lost bodily function to even the point of almost having shock treatment. The underhanded an inhuman treatment an the departmental abuse physically mentally an sexually l have suffered lm now seeking a human rights justice solicitor to take control of this situation so l can move on in my life

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Kym Hargreaves
3 years ago
A lived expert is vital, they are the most important voice who should sit on the panel, they are crusial to bring change to an abusive system.

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Gwen Scotman
3 years ago
If you want to know what’s really happening at the coal face you need lived experiences. Because of the power imbalances when your hospitalised people are fearful of repercussions if you speak. Consumer and Carer support workers will get this dialogue happening

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Tim Heffernan
3 years ago
i'm signing because this is essential!

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Michael Hill
3 years ago
I believe that we should have representation from those most affected by this commission.

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Susan Johnson
3 years ago
really is simple MH is not an academic exercise and lived experience is a must have perspective

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Steven Gosch
3 years ago
It is well-known throughout the mental health profession that ten percent of people who suffer from schizophrenia will commit suicide. With schizophrenia affecting close to one percent of the population, in the context of Australia's demographics, that is close to a quarter of a million people!

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Debra Carlon
3 years ago
Only those with a lived experience can and should talk for us. Only we know only we know the discrimination that we have to live with.

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Anna Lampugnani
3 years ago
It is of the greatest importance to have a lived experience person on this committee. How otherwise are the going to know what we experience and the changes we want. Also the profile of lived experience workers needs to be recognised and lifted.

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Andrew McQueen-Thomson
3 years ago
Sean has suffered grievously under ComCare when injured, I also suffered and still do have severe depression. We need to be able to have a person who has suffered. Some one who knows how the system fails us.