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Maggie Dent's Story

Nic Naitanui's Story

As adults, we all remember the challenges we faced when we were young.

We all faced them in one way or another. Post a photo of a younger you on social media with the hashtag #supportembrace to show today’s young people that you know what it feels like to go through tough times. By posting a photo and sharing your story, you're showing that you care about the challenges our kids are facing and you want to be part of the solution. Don't forget to link back to so others can put their support behind Embrace too.

Let’s rally behind Embrace and donate to create a brighter future for our children and young people.

Did you know that by age 15, 50% of mental disorders have already begun? This increases to 75% by 25.

Early trauma can have life long consequences if not addressed. Yet, many young people say they can’t access the help they need. When they do, it often fails.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in WA. 1 in 3 deaths of young people is from suicide. An estimated 41,000 Australian teens attempt suicide each year.

1 in 12 teens say they self-harmed in the past year.

1 in 5 teens say they experience high levels of psychological distress.

Bullying and cyberbullying have worsened in recent years with increased use of technology.

We need new knowledge to develop the strategies and solutions to address this growing crisis.

We want action now. We want answers now. That’s Embrace.

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