Thursday, 5 February 2015

The state of mental health in the Bush

Mental health challenges in rural and remote Australia are widespread and serious, but it's not all bad news. The latest National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) Fact Sheet describes some of both the good news and the bad, and there is also a Rural Mental Health Help Sheet with valuable information on where to find advice and support.

Tragically, a higher proportion of people in rural and remote areas pay the ultimate price of mental illness and related concerns. Suicide occurs there at one-and-a-half times the rate in the major cities. Self-harm is particularly prevalent among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For more information see the following link:

http://ruralhealth.org.au/media-release/state-mental-health-bush

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