To: Tony Abbott

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore

Prime Minister,
Never before in the history of mental health has so much been spent on so many to deliver so poorly to so few. We demand action to implement changes to the mental health system to ensure that a best practice standard of mental health care is delivered consistently to all parts of our communities in Australia. That more emphasis be given to mental health promotion to reduce the incidence and severity of mental health issues. That community based supports be complimented with meaningful vocational and education opportunities. That the "crisis" be finally and meaningfully addressed before it is too late.

Why is this important?

Currently, as numerous reports have already established over the years, mental health services are in chaos, fragmented and sub-standard. The mental health of our nation needs to be put on the front burner and treated seriously as a prime issue.


Reasons for signing

  • If only we listened to Patrick McGorrie and funded mental health, esp. for youth, the earlier we get to help the better off we are in the end. But then that may spoil it for the rent seekers who like to profit from selling fix ups later on, like security cells, jails, etc. I think pollies just don't get it, they're too busy chasing a few votes here & there with cheap hand outs!
  • I signed because more needs to be done about prevention of ongoing mental health issues which are epidemic in all communities and need URGENT government assistance
  • People who suffer any form of mental health issues are the ones who are usually the marginal of the marginalized

Updates

2015-04-19 19:23:05 +1000

100 signatures reached

2015-04-15 14:09:16 +1000

50 signatures reached

2015-04-15 10:45:56 +1000

25 signatures reached

2015-04-15 09:19:57 +1000

10 signatures reached