DAMO'S LAW©

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Hi my is Tessa in 2016 I lost my brother Damien to suicide, Damo lived with serious and persistent mental illness. Damo and our family pleaded for help when Damo was really unwell. Often our pleas for help fell on deaf ears. After 30 plus attempted suicides, and not feeling heard or taking seriously by the mental health system Damians, attempts of suicide was achieved. Damo died on 5th December 2016 aged 32. So that he didnt die in vain, and to protect community members and to prevent any one else going through what Damo went through, my family and I have created a petition to pass a new law helping people who are at imminent risk of suicide to immediately access help. We need your help now. Please sign our petition to get Damo's Law© passed.

‘DAMO’S LAW©’ PETITION: SAVING THE LIVES OF LOVED ONES WHO ARE AT IMMINENT RISK OF SUICIDE AND/OR PERCEIVED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION WITHIN THE HEALTH SYSTEM!

At ‘Damo’s Law©’ petition has been designed to introduce a new suicide prevention mental health law named ‘Damo’s Law©’.  Damo's Law© will immediately implement a second opinion to support our loved ones at ‘imminent risk of suicide.’ ‘Damo’s Law©’ will be initiated when a person with a mental health issue, their family members, carers or advocates are not satisfied with decisions made by the responding mental health staff, and they believe that the person’s life is in imminent danger. Here at Damo's Law©, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2016, we have been determined to make an impact.

 

DAMO'S LAW© PETITION

About Damo's Law© Petition

‘DAMO’S LAW©’ PETITION: SAVING THE LIVES OF LOVED ONES WHO ARE AT IMMINENT RISK OF SUICIDE AND/OR PERCEIVED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION WITHIN THE HEALTH SYSTEM!

Here at Damo's Law©, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all.
At Damo's Law© we’re promoting initiatives to serve the people who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.  Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

 

DAMO'S STORY

Saving Lives By Taking  Action

My name is Damian Sarich (Damo). 
I was born on May 14th, 1984. I died sadly died by SUICIDE. 
I HUNG myself December 5th 2016. My mum found me. I was 32 years old.

I was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia, and I suffered for 5 years
with the demons inside my head...
I thought people were going to kill me on a daily basis...
I even thought my own family was going to kill sometimes... I just wanted it to stop...
I wanted to kill myself before they tortured me.
MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM LET ME DIE.
Community Mental Health had seen me regularly. I had about 30 attempts at suicide with my mental state of mind. I was in and out of the wards. It was needles, pills, more needles, and more pills.
I don’t think they worried about me anymore. At the time of my death I had been off my medication for a while as I was trying to stablise. I had gone away for 2 months, but I was not doing so well. I was not with reality.
Things happened and I was no longer with reality at all. I had 2 visits with the Community Mental Health workers
in the couple of weeks I stayed with my sister. I told the workers I was going to kill myself.
I told my sister I was going to kill myself. I was not with reality, to the point I thought I had not seen my sister in 10 years. It had only be 8 weeks. Community Mental Health walked away and left me there twice. My mum returned from hospital so I went to be with my mum. My mum rang and tried to get me admitted in the last 5 days I was here on earth, but Community Mental Health was still not listening. I think my family members would know me a lot better than them, but they weren’t listened to. Community Mental Health only came to give me more pills or needles. You didn’t actually care that I was lost, broken, torn, confused, scared, or alone. My mind shredded into millions of fears all coming at me at once and I couldn’t stop them. The thoughts were telling me how they’re going to torture me and how they will kill me. I didn’t want to be here anymore. Make them stop! Why won’t you make them stop Mental Health? Why won’t you help me? Why do you think it’s just in my head? Why is it not real? It’s as real to me as my coffin was to you.
Now do you see how real it was? Now do you see I couldn’t stop it? I needed to be kept safe.
I needed to leave before they hurt me. I told you I was going to 'KILL MYSELF' and you let me. 
You knew I wasn’t OK but you walked away anyway because I’m not your son, brother, dad, daughter, or sister
so you didn’t care if I DIED. One less case for you to worry about. Well guess what? I DID DIE.
I HUNG myself where my mum was left to find me lifeless. You could have prevented this from happening if you had just listened to my family! You didn’t listen to me because of my mental
state of mind. Even in those last 5 days, if you had listened to my family, I could possibly still
be ALIVE as I would have been kept safe where I couldn’t hurt myself. Why didn’t you listen?

Will you listen now that I’m gone? Please help save our loved ones....

 

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Your support is important to our work at Damo's Law©. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

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Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Damo's Law© an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Contact us today and start getting involved.

 

'SEMPI SOCIAL COMMUNICATION MODEL©!'

Social Communication Model

What happens if you ask someone
R U OK?, and they say NO?.
SEMPI© Social Communication Model
teaches you the NEXT STEP to the RUOK? question,
if this feels to hard to sit with, seems confusing,
or just doesnt feel right when the person
 says 'NO'. Dont just watch,learn 
#howsyoursempi. Go to www.sempi.net 
for more informationon how to learn 
SEMPI© @Alyse Price-Tobler
Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most. Discover more about our innovative campaigns below and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.

SUPPORT SERVICES

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Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH

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We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.

 
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ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU NO SUFFERING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS?.

SUICIDE HOTLINE NUMBERS.

NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE:
1800 273 8255

NEED HELP IN AUSTRALIA

• Suicide Awareness 1-800-273-8255
• The Exodus Foundation (02) 8752 4600
• The Wayside Chapel (02) 9581 9100
• Lifeline Counselling 13 11 14
• Family drug support 1300 368 186
• Alcohol and drug information (ADIS) 1800 422 599
• AIDS HIV Information service 1800 063 060
• Hepatitis C Information and support 1800 803 990
• Nar Anon (02) 9418 8728
• Narcotics Anonymous 1300 652 820
• Cannibas Information and help line 1800 304 050
• NSW Users and Aids Association 1800 653 203
• Parent Line 13 20 55
• Ted Noffs foundation 1800 151 045
• Housing NSW Head office (02) 8753 8000
• Domestic violence 24 hour line 1800 737 732
• Mental Health Hotline 1800011511
• Women's and girls’ emergency centre- 9360 5388
• Emergency Youth accommodation: (02) 9267 5918
• Hope hostel Parramatta (men only) : 9683 1630s
• Kendal house Parramatta( men only) : 9891 5234
• Lifeline 13 11 14
• Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia [PANDA] 1300 726 306 
• Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36
• One Door Mental Health - 1800 843 539 https://www.onedoor.org.au
• DoCS Helpline - 132 111
• Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Helpline - 1800 200 526
• Healthdirect Australia - 1800 022 222
• Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
• Lifeline - 131 114
• NSW Rape Crisis Centre - 02 9819 7357 24/7 Counselling 1800 424 017
• Surgery Access Line - 1800 053 456
• Victims Support Line - 1800 633 063
• Youth line - 02 9633 3666
• Alcohol and Drug Information Service Sydney 02 9361 8000 or 1800 422 599.
• NSW Poisons Information Centre 131 126.
• Public Health Units
• Methadone Advice and Conciliation Service (MACS) 1800 642 428
• Matthew Talbot Hostel (02) 9358 8102
• Crisis Accommodation for Women LINK 2 HOME: 1800 152 152 
• St Jude's: Bankstown(men only) : 9796 8416
• A woman's place Phone: (02) 9358 6222 
• City Woman's hostel Phone: (02) 9360 4881
• Lou’s Place for women. Potts Point (02) 9358 4553 
• CANA Community info@cana.org.au


 
 

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