If you live in Australia and have a serious mental illness or love someone with a serious mental illness, you will know that our mental health services are totally inadequate.
Readers who live in Australia please sign this petition before Thursday (it just requires an email address and a click on your mouse).
Follow this link to sign the petition.
Here is some information from the GetUp! Campaign on increasing services for those with mental health issues.
Mental ill-health is the leading killer of Australians under 45, and the leading cause of disability in Australia. It’s time our governments stepped up and invested in mental health care to save lives. Please join this petition before it’s delivered in a press conference at Parliament House on Thursday.
“I call on the governments of Australia to act urgently and effectively to reform mental healthcare in Australia so that:
– there is no longer inequality of access to effective treatments between physical health and mental health
– early intervention is the norm;
– community based treatments are the norm; and
– quality services are the norm”
Already 60 mental health organisations have signed a letter to the government, and we’re aiming to reach 60,000 public signatures by Thursday: ‘ source: GetUp! website