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Teenager Kate Savage let down by under-resourced mental health system, WA’s chief psychiatrist finds – ABC News

A 13-year-old girl who died from critical injuries she inflicted just moments after leaving a mental health appointment in July this year was let down by an under-funded…

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A 13-year-old girl who died from self-inflicted injuries was let down by an under-funded and under-resourced mental health system, Western Australia’s chief psychiatrist has found.
Key points:

  • Kate Savage’s mother has welcomed a review of her daughter’s treatment
  • The review found there were “missed opportunities” to alter Kate’s life
  • The chief psychiatrist made seven key recommendations for change

Kate Savage died from critical injuries which she inflicted just moments after leaving an appointment…

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