Many of you all would be painfully aware of the current inadequacies in the Mental Health system in Australia. I have written before about my beautiful friend that tragically took her own life in Dec 2009. Yes, there are many many dedicated workers but the funding is a joke, its about $1billion short of what it needs to be.
On Monday Getup plans to put a message out that will be impossible to miss. Thousands of candles on the lawns of Parliament House spelling out "fund hope for mental health."
Attached to every candle will be a personal note: a dedication, a demand for action, a story of hope. You can add a candle for $2.20.
One will have my friends name on it. It makes me cry thinking about her name with all those others.
from Getup: Monday is our chance to bring this issue out of the dark -- and with our message writ large and glowing, ensure mental health is top of the agenda for crucial budget decisions this week.