Kerrie’s story clearly shows why Australians for Mental Health are lobbying for better mental health care services and treatment. This is part of her transcript below. Thank you Kerrie for sharing your story to raise the awareness and the need for change. Book your tickets for Behind the Smile, October 12, 2018 today.
‘I took him home and kept him close and the next day I took him to the Mental
Health centre. He sat there bleeding on the floor and they asked “what makes
you happy Tyson?” He said “Nothing anymore, I just want to die”. They told him
to sit in the sun and read a newspaper (apparently distraction techniques), but
offered no real help.’