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THE Border has embraced our campaign to end the silence surrounding suicide far beyond our hopes and expectations.
Together, our community has started a very powerful conversation. You can see how we've done that by clicking on the links below.
The next step is to effect real change. Find out how to do that by joining our petition at facebook.com/AlburyWodongaNeedsheadspace, or scroll down for more information.
- It's time to talk about suicide
- The Baker family tells of the cruellest heartache
- 'We can prevent these tragedies': Dr McGorry joins our campaign
- Light can be shed on the darkness - a personal account
- 'We're shadows of our former selves': A family's grief
- Aplin: Young people deserve better
- WE'LL USE IT: Hundreds join headspace campaign
- JEFF KENNETT: It's not a crime to be depressed
- FLICKERS OF LIGHT FOR AIMEE: Koehler family uses daughter's death to protect others
- 'SOUL-DESTROYING': Wife tells of husband's fall
- FIGHT WORTH HAVING: Sport stars join the campaign
- CASSIE'S STORY: 'I can't imagine not being here'
- BULLYING: #1 worry among Albury youth
- YOUTH CRISIS: No headspace for our kids
- POSTER GIRL: Student artist steps up campaign
- VIDEO SPECIAL: Murray Hartin recites 'Rain From Nowhere'
- STATS SHOCK: Suicide numbers higher than road toll
- Four special words help Dale Skinner fight bipolar disorder
- 'WE'RE CLOSED': Suicidal teenager turned away from hospital
- SUICIDE FORUM SPECIAL: 'Six dead and no one gives a damn'
- PND: Life at the end of the tunnel
- Mental health system a 'basket case': Priest
-School kids take up the fight
- Searching for Compassionate Friends
- STAR POWER: Lauren Jackson joins the campaign
- KEEP RALLYING: Minister says Border has 'strong case'
- 'Suicide doesn't end with the suicide'
- One question that could save a life
- NEW STATS: 2000 mental health patients every month
- Watch with your ears: Ending the silence with music
- It's never quiet for the staff at Nolan House...
- Youngest MP joins headspace rally call
- ALARMING FIGURES: Most jail inmates have mental health issues
- Women, children returning to violent home because of housing shortage
- Walbundrie death prompts SafeTALK
- Still no help for 'most vulnerable' before court
- VIDEO: Bright teen's haunting anti-bullying video
- AIR TIME: Star FM joins headspace appeal
- A cry for help: Children, teens needing help rises 66%
- Walk reflects on loved ones lost
- Call to teen never came
- They've failed my son
- School's out for headspace rally
- Border Mail a Walkley finalist
- 'I want bullies expelled'
- Mum fears that bullies will walk
- Calls for Border to unite after suicide tragedies
- Ignoring it isn't helping
- Long wait ahead for Border headspace
- Every name is vital
- Event tackles Border teen terror epidemic
- Able to hide, untouched by pain, bullies are relentless
- Bullies are destroying my daughter's life
- Teenagers point finger at Facebook
- School's cannot turn their back
- Child's Play; Debate rages over social media use among pre-teens
- FOR AIMEE: A sister's moving tribute
Now it's up to you to make a real difference...
Albury-Wodonga is one of Australia’s largest regional areas without a federally funded centre for youth mental illness.
We believe we need to change that. And we need to act together.
Border politicians and former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett have joined the fight, throwing their weight behind the establishment of a headspace centre here.
headspace centres are for people aged 12 to 25 and in the past five years have helped almost 70,000 people deal with depression, anxiety and stress.
All are leading causes of youth suicide — the biggest killer of young people, responsible for one in four deaths.
There are 40 centres across Australia, but the nearest to the Border at Bendigo and Wagga.
Another 15 will be rolled out next year, the nearest of those at Shepparton.
Mr Kennett, who has led national mental health initiative beyondblue since 2000, says that is too far away.
WE BELIEVE IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ONE OF THESE CENTRES IS BASED IN ALBURY-WODONGA.
To show your support, grab a Border Mail newspaper this week and cut out the printed butterfly. Write your name, age and a message (if you have one) about why the Border region needs a headspace.
Then post it to us, or simply drop it into a Border Mail office.
We'll stick every butterfly in the window of our Dean Street office in Albury. It will send a clear message to the Federal Government.
Also, click here to like the "Albury-Wodonga needs headspace" Facebook page. It's another simple way to show your support.