Ju­lian Leeser MP, Fed­eral Mem­ber for Berowra, to Ad­dress Gal­ston Ro­tary Club on Men­tal Health Is­sues

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Community News | Political News -

Ju­lian Leeser had a spe­cial mis­sion in en­ter­ing pol­i­tics. Hav­ing suf­fered the an­guish of his fa­ther’s sui­cide some years ago, he is now de­ter­mined to raise aware­ness of de­pres­sion and sui­cide preven­tion and to per­suade gov­ern­ments to do what­ever pos­si­ble to achieve this.

On April 17 he will ad­dress Ro­tar­i­ans and the gen­eral pub­lic on this is­sue. Ro­tary has also in­vited youth cri­sis group, Youth Insearch, who will also give a brief ad­dress. Youth Insearch has been op­er­at­ing since 1985 and is renowned for its ef­fec­tive treat­ment pro­grams which have helped count­less young vic­tims of abuse and trauma, to turn away from sui­cide and turn their lives around.

Many Ro­tary clubs have joined Gal­ston in mak­ing Youth Insearch one of their ma­jor on­go­ing projects, and we will be urg­ing Mr Leeser to push for proper fund­ing for that or­ga­ni­za­tion so that hun­dreds more vul­ner­a­ble youths can be saved. Gal­ston Ro­tary Pres­i­dent Tom DrakeBrock­man points out that in pre­vent­ing youth sui­cide and so­cial dys­func­tion, Youth Insearch can not only save lives but save the tax­pay­ers hun­dreds of mil­lions of dol­lars per year.

Ju­lian Leeser will also be avail­able to an­swer other ques­tions of con­cern to the lo­cal area.

The pub­lic meet­ing is sched­uled for April 17 at 7pm at the Gal­ston Club, 21-25 Ar­ca­dia Rd, Gal­ston. For fur­ther en­quiries con­tact Tom: 0418 762575

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