Shine Newsletter Issue 15

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the Oscars was the theme for the Foundation Shine Inc. annual major fundraiser dinner. It was a wonderful night which raised some serious funding – $25,000 which resulted in Catherine House and Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia Inc. both being presented with cheque donations of $12,000.00 each.

On the night further discussions took place with a very generous anonymous supporter, who has committed to a further $10,000.00 donation. Clearly, the work we are continuing to do would not be possible if it was not for the support we receive by people attending our functions – Our small, but incredibly enthusiastic and hard working committee appreciate your help immensely and in particular our event sponsors Ed Schild Estate, Cleveland Freightlines and Whiteline.

Something to ponder

About 10% of Australians will be affected by anxiety disorders at some point in their life. About 20% of people will be affected by depression. Postnatal depression af fects 10 – 20% of new mothers to some degree.

Three percent of Australians are affected by psychotic illness such as schizophrenia & bipolar mood disorder. Approximately 2% of the population will experience some type of eating disorder. Around 2000 Australians die by suicide ever y year, affecting families, friends, workplaces and communities.

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