Rest in Peace Charlotte Dawson
dear Nes, our dear Charlotte, how upsetting this is for such a beautiful lady and the enormous struggle she had with this devil.
Condolences to all her family who will try and understand the complexities of this disease, and who may never get an answer to as 'why'.
Our hearts go out to all of you from this devastation, and our thoughts are with you all. L Geoff. xx
Hi everyone, I too was stunned and saddened to hear of Charlotte Dawson's passing at the weekend. Being originally from New Zealand, I remember her being a warm and vibrant presence on TV there, particularly in hosting the teatime advice show 'How's Life'.
The response on our Facebook and Twitter feeds has been huge, including many people for whom this terrible event has been a catalyst for seeking help. I know everyone here has experienced those very dark feelings around suicide, myself included, but no matter how bad it seems there are always other options.
Below is a statement released by beyondblue yesterday:
Vale Charlotte Dawson
It was with great sadness that we learned of the tragic death of media personality, Charlotte Dawson. We extend our sincere condolences to Charlotte’s family, friends and her many fans.
Charlotte was a courageous woman who talked openly about her depression which helped immensely to raise awareness of this common condition. She also drew attention to the huge damage that cyberbullying and bullying of any type can cause to vulnerable people.
Anyone who is depressed or who feels they can’t manage can contact the beyondblue Support Service via phone 1300 22 4636 or via email or online chat. Trained mental health counsellors are available to discuss your concerns 24/7.