Patrick McGorry calls for a significant expansion of support services following Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett’s suicide

Patrick McGorry has warned bullying can be as damaging for youth mental health as child abuse, while calling for a major expansion of support services following Amy “Dolly” Everett’s death.

McGorry, a former Australian of the year and youth mental health expert, said the behavioural and cultural change needed to reduce bullying would require a “large-scale social movement”, similar to those targeting family violence, child abuse, and sexual harassment.

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