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Help prevent more youth suicides

Too many lives have been lost to teen suicide, leaving many devastated and heartbroken family and friends behind. There is a serious lack of awareness, education and support in our communities, which is largely due to a massive lack of funding. This is why action is vital.

There needs to be more funding allocated to lowering the rates of youth suicides and depression. There needs to be more education in schools; teens need to be able to recognise the signs of depression in their friends and learn where to seek help. There needs to be more support for those struggling with depression and other mental illnesses. There needs to be more awareness within our communities about the causes of youth suicide. The social taboo surrouding teen suicide needs to be broken; people need to be able to feel they can talk to others and seek help.

This is why we need your help. Please sign this petition to send an email to four key members of the Victorian and Federal Governments. The more people that sign and the more emails that are sent, the more the Government cannot ignore the desperate need for help. Let's unite together and help save lives. Every heart beat, every young person, every life is important. Thank you so much for your time and help.

Please share this petition with your friends, and feel free to show your support and share your stories on the facebook group Youth Action Against Suicide  http://www.facebook.com/groups/100108613465614/.
If you need to contact me, my email address is adelaide.asquith@hotmail.com 

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Young Australians
  • The Federal Minister for Mental Health
    The Hon. Mark Butler
  • The Federal Minister for Education and Youth
    The Hon. Peter Garrett
  • The Victorian Minister for Youth Affairs
    The Hon. Ryan Smith
  • The Victorian Minister for Mental Health and Community Services
    The Hon. Mary Wooldridge


Adelaide Asquith started this petition with a single signature, and now has 1,220 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.