Dameyon Bonson is creating Global Citizenship in the Prevention of Suicide
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In 2013 I began forging a path in prevention of suicide, more specifically Indigenous LGBQTI suicide and more broadly Indigenous suicide. In 2014 I began working for myself to do the work that I saw that was needed, and to do it without restriction. It hasn't been without it's challenges, but it has been very rewarding. Not just in terms of my own sense of achievement - in 2016 I was the recipient of the Dr. Yunupingu Award for Human Rights (Indigenous LGBQTI Suicide Prevention) - but also in the recommendation that

- Indigenous people identifying as LGBTQI should be represented on all Australian Government and other Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention advisory forums.

this is from the "Solutions that Work: What the Evidence and Our People Tell Us, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project Report".

Social media, Twitter in particular has been my greatest asset to elevate the unmet needs of Indigenous LGBQTI people but also how racism and poverty need to be addressed to make a dent on overall Indigenous peoples' deaths by suicide. 

I am overwhelmingly thankful for the support of every day Australians. But saying thanks is not nearly enough. Minority groups at highest risk are most often those absent from the co-design solutions. Therefore I pledge to continue the honesty and activism in the pursuit of Global Citizenship in the Prevention of Suicide.

Funds raised will assist me to attend speaking engagements that I am not funded to attend and in May 2017 attend the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to chair the first ever international discussion on Indigensou LGBQTI inclusion in our health and wellbeing. 

Thank you, Dameyon

Tiers
Your are AWESOME !
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Voices from the Black Rainbow
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow. You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed my life! A one of $25 pledge (individuals only) before the end of January and you will receive an advanced copy of "Voices from the Black Rainbow: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI Sistergirl and Brotherboys people in health, wellbeing and suicide prevention strategies" on February 1st, 2017.

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$9 of $800 per month
I have been invited to Keynote "Addressing and responding to mental health issues in Indigenous LGBTQI communities" at the National Indigenous Mental Health & Wellbeing Forum in Perth during February 2017. My attendance to this event is not supported financially. I will be self funding my attendance, as I will attend. However, your contribution will lessen that cost. I hope to audio record my remarks, and share them with you first.



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In 2013 I began forging a path in prevention of suicide, more specifically Indigenous LGBQTI suicide and more broadly Indigenous suicide. In 2014 I began working for myself to do the work that I saw that was needed, and to do it without restriction. It hasn't been without it's challenges, but it has been very rewarding. Not just in terms of my own sense of achievement - in 2016 I was the recipient of the Dr. Yunupingu Award for Human Rights (Indigenous LGBQTI Suicide Prevention) - but also in the recommendation that

- Indigenous people identifying as LGBTQI should be represented on all Australian Government and other Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention advisory forums.

this is from the "Solutions that Work: What the Evidence and Our People Tell Us, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project Report".

Social media, Twitter in particular has been my greatest asset to elevate the unmet needs of Indigenous LGBQTI people but also how racism and poverty need to be addressed to make a dent on overall Indigenous peoples' deaths by suicide. 

I am overwhelmingly thankful for the support of every day Australians. But saying thanks is not nearly enough. Minority groups at highest risk are most often those absent from the co-design solutions. Therefore I pledge to continue the honesty and activism in the pursuit of Global Citizenship in the Prevention of Suicide.

Funds raised will assist me to attend speaking engagements that I am not funded to attend and in May 2017 attend the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to chair the first ever international discussion on Indigensou LGBQTI inclusion in our health and wellbeing. 

Thank you, Dameyon

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Tiers
Your are AWESOME !
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual hug. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Voices from the Black Rainbow
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow. You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed my life! A one of $25 pledge (individuals only) before the end of January and you will receive an advanced copy of "Voices from the Black Rainbow: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI Sistergirl and Brotherboys people in health, wellbeing and suicide prevention strategies" on February 1st, 2017.