Kerrie, the founder of SOS Fast (Survivors of Suicide Fighting Against Suicide Toll), is passionate about suicide awareness and prevention for good reason. Having already lost one brother, two sisters and a nephew to suicide, Kerrie also lost her son Christopher in September 2014.
Since Christopher’s death, Kerrie has been actively urging the government to make mental health reforms. Kerrie collected over 65,000 signatures on a Change.org petition calling for better mental health training for hospital emergency department staff. She met with the Minister for Health Cameron Dick and has been given a role in the ongoing review of Queensland’s mental health policy.