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Petition to Jilliankate , William F. Hagerty

Protect my rights as a parent in Japan

When I gave birth to my second child everything was fine till 3 months post partum. I was tired and I was sad because I was like I was being controlled by my husband  (without going into to much detail about or marital relations) . I had not taken one moment for myself in a little more than two years.... I  believed i had developed mild post partum depression  8 months ago,  I was also extremely exhausted and the main focus on my therapy was to take care of my own needs.  I sought treatment  and after 1 month of therapy I was ok (granted I had work to do with my daughter in person) when I came home my husband had hired two nannies and wouldn’t let me sleep with her her all the time, i also felt uncomfortable bc the nanny’s ONLY took care of my daughter. I had to do all the cooking, cleaning and take care of my son bc my husband would mostly be busy .... I begged and pleaded for him to get rid of the nannies who where doing MY job and he didn’t feel comfortable, yet was upset bc I wasn’t paying for them. He would let my son be with me for as long as I wanted but I could only see my daughter for no longer than 3 hours a day. It really depended on what he wanted as he believed he had custody of the children. Because I had left for a month to help myself.  This whole time he never supported my post partum depression and I believe is using it against me,  He locked me out of the house and at that point decided to file for custody and relocation yesterday and since I hired a lawyer he hasn’t let me c the kids as much as I am legally allowed. There is a big stigma on post partum depression and I believe it’s totally normal, especially when raising two under two with no emotional support from your spouse living so far away from you’re family, we r in Tokyo they are in LA. He recently revoked my Japanese dependent visa as I was a housewife and not working, I will have to leave japan in 30 days so we are trying to expedite the case. I hope this petition can not only help me see my daughter more as she is 10 1/2 months old and I feel guilty for missing and not being apart of her life as a baby. I gave up my job to be a mum and now my kids are being raised by two nannies while I sit at home and “twiddle my thumbs ” I hope my case can bring awareness and create less of a stigma on women going through the same thing. This petition has reached more people than I imagined and I hope more of you can speak up in the comment section about my interaction with Finn or both kids if you have seen it! Thank you guys so much. please continue to follow the case by reading my updates  here are some external links about mental health issues in japan... my lawyer wont even bring up my post partum depression. im so confused. somehow my husband is allowed to do what he wants like take the kids out of school for no reason but i cannot. WHY!        

Jillian Kate
2,224 supporters
Decision maker responded 7 days ago

Petition to Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Lena Taylor, Scott Fitzgerald, Jennifer Shilling, Luther Olsen, Leah Vukmir, Frank Lasee, Mark Miller, Robin Vos, Alberta Darling, Thomas Tiffany, Robert Wirch, Sheila Harsdorf, John Nygren, Romaine Quinn, Sean Duffy, David Bowen, Jonathan Brostoff, David Crowley, Steve Doyle, Jason Fields, Evan Goyke, Rob Hutton, Frederick Kessler, Dale Kooyenga, Jim Ott, Daniel Riemer, Christine Sinicki, David Steffen, Leon Young, Tyler August, Jim Steineke, Gordon Hintz, JoCasta Zamarripa, Josh Zepnick, Christopher Larson, Milwaukee Sheriff, Paul Gessner, South Shore Park Watch, The Garden District Neighborhood Association, Wilson Park Neighborhood Association, OAAA , BHD Ethics Committee, Milwaukee County Supervisor, John P. Hayes Center, Marcelia Nicholson, Marina Dimitrijevic, Tom Barrett, Robert Bauman, Tony Zielinski, Susan Gadacz, Pete Carlson, John Litchford, Milwaukee Fire Department, Captain Daniel Sandberg, Captain Keith D. Deneys, 12 News Milwaukee, Fox 6 News Milwaukee, Milwaukee TMJ 4, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, CBS 58 Milwaukee, Milwaukee Patch

Suicide Prevention on the Milwaukee Hoan Bridge

According to an article published in May 25, 2016: More than 30 people have jumped to their deaths in the last 15 years.( There are no official statistics for 2017, the year isn't even over. There have been numerous media reports on persons attempting or contemplating jumping from this bridge. One wonders 'how many also have not been made known to the public'. In recent years, Milwaukee officials and departments have considered and abandoned interventions for suicide at the Hoan Bridge. Milwaukee should again examine what options are available. Interventions can be low cost, such as a sign with a crisis line number. If not for advocacy, we can also consider the time and cost our police are absorbing when a sign may prevent those calls. Saving lives is the job of our officials - and our own personal responsibility - especially when our population has one of the highest rates of mental health illness. 2017 dates of police encounters on the bridge according to media reports: April 25, 2017: off-duty fireman and FBI agent, police intervention June 2, 2017: completed suicide August 31, 2017: Samaritan intervention *September 18th, 2017, 7:30am: off-duty police intervention *September 18th, 2017, 2:30pm: (separate incident) police intervention November 29, 2017: police intervened  

Kathryn P
758 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Erik Riera, John Leopold, Bruce McPherson, Zach Friend, Greg Caput, Ryan Coonerty, Jason Hoppin, Carlos Palacios


The horrific recent story of Sarah Shinsky being attacked near Downtown Santa Cruz in broad daylight could have been a story about any of our daughters or wives, sons or husbands, a friend. And in any of our communities. IT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. However, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY spends $80 million a year of mental and behavioral health funds* that could have been used to prevent this crisis. Our cities receive $0 in mental health funding, yet our police, residents, businesses and visitors deal with this crisis every day. IT'S TIME TO SAY "ENOUGH!! Join Sarah and thousands of others in demanding that the COUNTY ACT NOW to deal with these rapidly rising and changing problems in our communities. Just staying the course or defliecting problems to our cities is not enough. Please sign this petition and give the County the support it needs to provide the leadership WE need!* NOTE - The California "millionaire's tax" adopted by the voters in 2004 imposed a special 1% tax on all incomes over $1 million and has provided a dedicated State funding stream for mental health services. Santa Cruz County receives ALL of those funds for our region, totalling $15 million a year, which is only part of the County's total $80+ million per year budget for mental and behavioral health, including addictions. The City receives ZERO funding for mental and behavioral health. A State Audit released in late February identified huge unspent funds from the "millionaire's tax" throughout California, including Santa Cruz County with an accumulated $15 million  as of June 2014. However, that audit was based on dated information since Santa Cruz County was two years behind in filing the required reports (1 of only 6 agencies out of 59 that was two years behind or more). County staff have since indicated that the unspent funds no longer exist, and we have requested the late reports to verify that change. We have also requested that the County provide the actual revenue, expenditure and reserves for our mental health funds at the end of each fiscal year through June 2017. If you can assist in the review of these financial reports once they are available, please let me know. We are giving the County the benefit of the doubt and have modified the prior petition language regarding unspent funds pending review of the requested financial information.

Greg Larson
2,668 supporters