Rather than thinking this means there is something wrong with a person, many believe that this is a part of a human experience.
Whether you believe this or not, one thing remains the same. Peoples’ pain is too often being exacerbated by current responses from the mental health system.
All of us, everyday people, people on the frontline, people writing policy don’t think we have the power to make this better. But we do.
In 2019, a group of passionate people with lived experience of mental health started the Community Responders project looking at new ways to support mental health in South Australia. Spending several months gathering insights from their communities – they then created a series of valuable toolkits which we will be sharing over the coming months to help others do similar work in the future.