Saturday, August 10, 2013

REBLOG! New Australian Mental Health Report Says 'No Progress' in 30 Years

If 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 a 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 suggest 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 Institute - BMRI - 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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