Seeing a loved one in distress is heartbreaking – but what happens when you feel like the professional support you reach out for isn’t enough?
Beth McEwan is a high school teacher, a mother and a widow. Her husband, Grant died after a long struggle with mental illness in October 2018. During the battle, they experienced the cracks that many fall through when trying to get support in both the public and private mental health systems.
Determined to see change, Beth started discussions with Queensland politicians in April 2019. She hopes for new specialised services specifically for mental health patients and changes to the way patients and families are supported when they leave hospital.
Tune in as Beth tells her story, and how she believes these changes can contribute to a health system designed to support families in distress.