One in Five Australian Adults Has Mental Illness: Survey

by Sheela Philomena on  November 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM Mental Health News
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According to a recent survey one in five Australians experiences a mental health difficulty.

An estimated 7.29 million Australians aged 16 to 85 have suffered mental illness, Xinhua quoted the study by the National Mental Health Commission as saying.
 One in Five Australian Adults Has Mental Illness: Survey
One in Five Australian Adults Has Mental Illness: Survey

Commission chairperson Allan Fels called on the Australian federal and state governments to reaffirm their commitment in dealing with mental health issues.

"It is important that the prime minister (Julia Gillard) gave mental health a seat at the top table, making it a matter for premiers and chief ministers, and putting mental health in her portfolio," Fels said in a statement.

Source: IANS

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