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REBLOG! Shameful New Australian Mental Health Report Says ‘No Progress’ in 30 Years

Posted: August 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: | Comments Off on REBLOG! Shameful New Australian Mental Health Report Says ‘No Progress’ in 30 Years

New Australian Mental Health Report Says 'No Progress' in 30 YearsIf you’ve followed my blog, you’ll know I have a passion for mental health. This slight obsession has allowed me a tiny window into a world that for most doesn’t exist. A tragic place who’s border is much finer than most would expect, at any given moment almost any breathing human can topple from well-balanced mental health, into a world that is not only coddled by confusion, but largely ignored by the galaxy.

Mental health truly works in shades-of-grey, what for one person might simply be an anxious moment, is for another a life crippling disability. And although medicine – and medicine of the mind – has made huge discoveries over the past three decades, a new report suggests the insights gained might not have improved the overall life of suffers.

The damning report undertaken by The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research InstituteBMRI – has found the life expectancy for people suffering a mental illness hasn’t improved in 30 years. The finding is in stark contrast to the advances made for Australians suffering from illnesses like heart disease and cancer :: Read the full article »»»»

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