Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION -

THE statis­tics re­gard­ing men­tal health in Aus­tralia are both star­tling and un­ac­cept­able.

One in three Aus­tralians will ex­pe­ri­ence a men­tal health is­sue in their life­time.

Sui­cide is the big­gest killer of young Aus­tralians and ac­counts for the deaths of more young peo­ple than car ac­ci­dents.

We need to ac­knowl­edge those who are do­ing ground­break­ing work in this area.

The Aus­tralian Men­tal Health Prize seeks to recog­nise Aus­tralians who have made out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to ei­ther the pro­mo­tion of men­tal health or the pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of men­tal ill­ness.

More in­for­ma­tion and nom­i­na­tion forms can be ob­tained from www.aus­tralian­men­tal­health­

En­tries close on Au­gust 31. ITA BUT­TROSE Aus­tralian Men­tal Health Prize Ad­vi­sory Group chair

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