Seek help and force change to funding
I AM writing from the not-for-profit organisation the Mental Illness
Fellowship of Australia.
In particular I’m wanting readers to be aware that far too many people who have a serious mental illness are not getting treatment and we need to get that to change.
It’s estimated less than 50 per cent of Australians who have a serious mental illness get treatment. Obviously this is alarming.
The Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia urges people who may have mental health issues to reach out and get the help they need. There is significant support out there from GPs, clinical specialists, and most importantly, community mental health services.
We have a free phone number people can call from anywhere in Australia to get guidance and just call
1800 985 944 if you need some advice on where best to go. Readers can also go to MiNetworks.org.au.
It’s time there was much more government funding for mental health services in all areas of Australia. Current mental health services are grossly inadequate and this needs to change.