Break down stigma of mental health
Each year, a quarter of all young people in this country will experience mental health issues; however, many of them will not seek the help they need.
New research, by the University of Melbourne, Orygen and Headspace, has revealed that 26 per cent of young Australians aged 12-25 would not tell anyone about a personal mental health issue.
It also shows that 52 per cent of young people are too embarrassed to discuss a mental health problem with anyone, and nearly half were afraid of what others would think. Stigma plays a profound role in stopping Australian youth from seeking help.
Visit our new digital hub, launching Tuesday, June 14, complete with a virtual stigma to tear down: www.thebigstigma.com.au