Thursday, 30 August 2012
Black Dog Index : measuring mental health
Black Dog Institute Director, Professor Helen Christensen says as well as giving a snapshot of rates of mental illness, the index will provide information about how to improve mental health and reduce suicide. "It's my hope that new programs like the Black Dog Index will improve public awareness about suicide and help those people who feel life isn't worth living to contact Lifeline, their GP or a friend or family member to talk about it because help is available," Professor Christensen says.
The Black Dog Index will be conducted by Newspoll every three months with results reporting in "The Australian".
The Black Dog Index: Measuring Australian mental health (Media release)