Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Young Australian of the Year

Nominee

2016 QLD Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Justice King

State: Queensland

Suicide prevention advocate

After experiencing family breakdown as a child, Justice King says “school became an emotional boot camp” and her mind “became a warfront”. Bravely battling her depression, Justice became determined to find her passion for life by helping others. Starting in her home town of Mount Isa, Justice began driving campaigns to promote suicide awareness.  She was appointed Youth Mayor of Mount Isa and most recently youth representative for the electorate of Mount Isa in the 2015 Queensland Youth Parliament. As a participant in the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy, Justice contributed to the development of the RUOK? campaign. She has driven the Suckers for Suicide movement for the last three years, selling lollipops for youth-oriented organisations. Justice’s latest campaign, Raise Your Cards, encourages young people to discuss mental health, break down stigma and correct common misconceptions associated with mental illnesses. In sharing her own struggles and working hard to help others, Justice is tackling the leading cause of death among Australia’s teenagers.

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