Notes to My Future Son
Our Boys Are In Trouble
On average, everyday, six men in Australia will take their own lives and 27 others will try. The most at highest risk group in the entire world is young Indigenous Australian boys. This is a mental health epidemic. Violence toward themselves and others is rife. Traditional social constructs have no room here anymore. Let's open the conversation up, and start talking to our young boys and men differently. Let's raise them with the skills they need to face this world safely with a new narrative of compassion.
This book is an ode to the clever, compassionate, beautiful and kind men, that we are so lucky to have in our lives. May we learn and speak with them, raise and love them, celebrate and cherish them.
Catie Gett, author and publisher 'Notes To My Future Son' and 'Notes To My Future Daughter'