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Succinctly put, Julie. Couldn’t have put it better myself, frightening as it is.
I’m afraid I can’t see this ‘initiative’ as a good one. The most glaringly obvious point is that your presumption that a majority of distressed people ‘self harm or harm other’ is completely false. There are no statistics, only what media tell us. You can find anything on the net, most of it nonsense. We are now in a situation where, even the people who’re trying to help have their facts wrong. Your heart is in the right place but your premiss is skewed. Distressed people are NOT more likely to hurt themselves or others. In the case of hurting oneself, it’s extremely common, and becoming more so. Would it not be better to say the majority of young people, which is a truer fact? In the second instance, distressed people are NOT more likely to hurt someone else. This is complete fiction & you may have been listening to the TV or radio news, which is never accurate. We’re in a political storm at the moment and distressed people are at the bottom of the pile. Please do your research.