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Friday, 17 February 2017

We must not allow suicide to become normalised

We must not allow suicide to become normalised
- Cassidy Trevan is one of these young people. This week her distraught mother Linda told how the 15-year-old Victorian schoolgirl took her life after being allegedly gang-raped in a malicious set-up by girls who had tormented her for years. Although Cassidy received counselling and Ms Trevan says she did everything she could to keep her alive, her daughter “never got over it”. Decades ago when I was in school, a classmate died by suicide after being victimised over her appearance.