Under Pressure: Australia’s Mental Health Emergency
The mental health crisis in Australia is undeniable. According to pre-pandemic figures, almost one in five Australians experience mental illness each year, and almost 50 per cent of Australians experience mental illness during their lifetime. Many don’t receive the treatment or support that they require. Accessing help can be difficult because of the availability of mental health professionals and the prohibitive costs. Not only that, the complete impact of the pandemic on mental health has yet to be fully understood, but the early indicators are worrying.