Courier Mail | End Youth Suicide Week - Qld advocate calls for increased peer support | Youth Insearch


Thu, 16/02/2023 - 16:37


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A Queensland man who contemplated taking his own life after suffering high school bullying is leading the charge against youth suicide, taking his voice all the way to the Health Minister in Canberra.

Brisbane resident Luke Mitchell grew up in Roma, Southwest Queensland, and contemplated ending his life after retaliating to high school bullies and feeling failed by and mistrusting of the adults around him. “I was very depressed and angry, after retaliating, my school at the time said ‘either you‘re suspended, or you go on this program called Youth Insearch.”

Youth Insearch is a not-for-profit organisation delivering trauma-informed, peer-to-peer and lived experience support in conjunction with traditional clinicians.

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