A walk to highlight the difficulties that arise from mental health misdiagnoses and failed medical interventions will be held on the Bouddi Peninsula on Sunday, July 24 from Wagstaffe to Hardys Bay between 9 am to 11 am.
The walk is inspired by similar events around the world, originating in Ireland by an organisation called Stephen’s Voice which formed when Stephen died 6 weeks after being prescribed the wrong medications to help him sleep.
“It’s a truly heart-rending story and horrendous that it happened, even more horrendous that it continues to happen across the world.” says Karen Adler, local Art Therapist and organiser of Sunday’s walk.
“As the community discusses mental health more openly we can now start talking and learning from some of the failures of the current system
“That’s what this walk is all about, revealing the stories, sharing the problems and finding solutions.
Everyone is welcome to join in the slow and easy walk on Sunday. For more information search the Facebook events page ‘Walk for Prescribed Harm Awareness’.
Source: Media interview, Karen Adler July 20, 2022.