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THIS Is Why I Haven’t Killed Myself

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I was deeply upset to hear yesterday morning that
the amazing
Charlotte Dawson had died.

She had committed suicide.

An absolute goddess

An absolute goddess

Charlotte was a champion for Mental Illness in Australia.
she had a true sense of humour,
she was brave
and was a very genuine person.

She was also loved
by truly brave and inspirational women.
Because she was ‘real’.

Plus she would poke fun at the fact that she had botox
– you gotta love her just for that!

At the time that I became aware of her death
– none of which mentioned the word ‘suicide’ –
I didn’t click on any of the online media links.

I knew from the tone of the titles/headings,
that she had committed suicide.

I had watched in horror in 2012,
when Charlotte was vilified via
social media.

She was trolled.
She was bullied.
She was attacked.

It was utter bullshit.

I HATE the way we treat strong beautiful women in our society.
Women attacking women.
Men attacking women.

As a society – we are PATHETIC !!!

If you have a friend or even an acquaintance who you know
through their own honesty and bravery,
suffers from or lives courageously with
a Mental Illness
then
DO THE FOLLOWING . .

  1. Send them a small card or note in the post
  2. Send them a photo of you both (smiling or whooping it up) via email or SMS
  3. Call them and if necessary just leave a message to say “Hi. Love you”
  4. Blog about their beautiful personality and strength

Here are some tributes to an amazing woman,
who should STILL BE WITH US !!!

*  Mrs Woog speaks about her mate Charlotte
*  Bec @ mamamia talks about how she came to really respect Charlotte, and,
how as a society we have let Charlotte down
*  Channel Seven – with a real & proper conversation about depression (quite refreshing)
*  Another Channel Seven weekend piece – a good discussion about bullying & depression

“She knew she was loved. She didn’t love herself enough”
Jonathan Morrisson

Do you have a Mental Illness?
Do NOT feel like you are alone.
PLEASE

Contact someone who will listen to you right now . . .

Lifeline – Call 13 11 14 – (24 hour support via phone)
The Community Brave Foundation (online Bullying)
Beyond Blue – Call 1300 22 4636 or go online to ‘chat’
Black Dog Institute – find a Support Group that is YOU

Charlotte,
I’m very sorry that you were not given the right ‘things’ that you needed to survive with depression.

I genuinely wish that you had.

The very reason that you killed yourself,
is the very reason I haven’t and won’t.

I believe
that somehow,
by surviving Depression,
I am in fact providing a real hope for someone else in the future.

I may not know what my ‘purpose’ is – yet,
but if I leave now,
then I never will.

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What is Wrong With Our Country?

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Bit by bit over the past decade,
I have developed a steadily growing discomfort
at how my beloved Australia has been developing.

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Australia has ALWAYS engendered a certain amount of racism

sorry Great Britain, that’s your legacy

First Settlers – Indigenous Aborigines + Irish + Chinese
Post WWI – Germans
Depression – Anyone with an accent
Post WWII – Germans + Italians
1950’s & 60’s – Italians + anyone with a Russian ‘sounding’ accent
1970’s & 80’s – Vietnamese, et al. + Americans (not Canadians) + Middle East
2000’s – Anyone who is Islamic + looks like they could be Islamic + has a strong accent from somewhere + arrived by via a boat of any description

This is obviously not an exhaustive list.
I could go on . . . 

A vast majority of our society
seems to be developing a more conservative,
and therefore radical,
attitude towards every kind of social behaviour.

Parenting, immigration, multiculturalism, sexism, pornography,
economics, art, education, beauty, media, celebrity, etc.

And this behaviour is becoming grossly unacceptable.
The behaviour of so many of my country men & women is abusive, ill-informed, bigoted and down right scary.

I AM scared.
I am scared of what my country is becoming.

Need some examples?

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Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes
works in the media – radio presenting, television, etc
and is married with two children, and another on the way.

On a morning television show,
in 2012
she made a throw-away but inappropriate comment
about a serving Victorian Cross recipient, Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith.

Although she apologised on air and in person to the ‘victim’
(he laughed it off with laconic humour and holds NO grudge to this day)
she was attacked through out the media and in her personal life.

Facebook, her blog, her employers websites, emails
and
even on her way to dropping her eldest daughter to school.

Another mother,
who she did not know,
approached her and said:
“I hope you lose you job and all your money and I hope that you become SO poor that you and your daughters become homeless”.

WTF !?!?!

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Attacks on Women & Girls,
have also escalated over the past two decades.

It’s almost as if there is a surge against women’s rights,
being enforced with brutality and sexual assault.

FYI
These attacks are NOT confined to certain cultural groups
who are maligned in the media as being women-haters.
These attacks are happening throughout our society
– economic + cultural + religious + ethinic

Boys are STILL being raised as women-haters,
invoking violence, abuse and appalling behaviour.

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Victor Dominello

Just today,
a news article was written describing the enormous despair
felt by NSW Minister for Citizenship & Communities, Victor Dominello,
towards violence against women.

He explained that in the previous week, while overseas,
he had learned of some unbelievable violent incidents
being perpetrated, and reported
IN AUSTRALIA.

Violence against our girls

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Not in Saudi Arabia, where women have few civil rights,
or Taliban-beholden Northern Pakistan
or military-controlled Cambodia.

It was happening in modern Australia.
LAST WEEK !!!

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Julia Guillard

Whether you are a conservative or left-wing or anywhere in between,
I believe you would find it difficult to objectively defend the treatment metered out
to the then Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Guillard.

The majority of it was purely personal, much of it centred around her gender.

Just a taste of what was written about our  serving  PRIME MINISTER !

Just a taste of what was written about our
serving PRIME MINISTER !

God it makes me sick when I remember it.

Think I’m, over-reacting?
Type  “Julia Guillard does not speak for me
into any search engine and see what comes up.

One of the the very VERY few who spoke about Julia Guillard
with objectivity,
was Australian ravishing redhead,
Eden Riley.

Julia Guillard & Eden Riley, Women Extraordinaire

Julia Guillard & Eden Riley, Women Extraordinaire

Eden put aside her own ‘leftie’ political agenda
(she has none, btw)
and interviewed Julia for her regular Friday blog posts: “Street Talk”,
where she would interview a stranger.

 The interview was refreshing and honest and unbiased.
It was one woman interviewing another woman.

But . . .

. . . towards the end of the blog post, Eden said “But she wasn’t getting a fair go. And I hate unfairness”.

FYI
Eden Riley was then, herself,
attacked in the media and online
for being biased,
some even going so far as to attack her
because she had not interviewed the Leader of the Opposition
(who was and is a man).

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And peeps,
I think that is what is happening in Australia at the moment.

We are being unfair.
We are being stupid.
We are behaving in a manner that is ‘Un-Australian’.

There is SO much wrong with the world already,
why can’t we just build on our successes
and grow as a nation?

Don’t answer that question.
It’s rhetorical.
I already KNOW the answer 😦

I think that although this seems like a MAMMOTH problem,
that cannot be fixed easily,
it’s not!

All we have to do as Australians, is
STOP
and then think:
“In 10 years time, will I be proud of this moment?
Will I have made a positive difference?
Will I want my children to emulate me?”

If we were able
truly able
to act and think like this,
Australia would one day be a nation I believe we could all be proud of.

Not like it is today.
Unfortunately.

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