Mental health is a complex topic and there is no single mental health strategy for every individual.
But it’s a topic that has been increasingly discussed in the media over the last few years and there are some key issues to take into account when thinking about mental illness in Australia.
Key points:The Australian Mental Health Commission says the main thing to look out for when thinking of mental health issues is the type of mental illnessThe commission is the national mental health authority in AustraliaThe Mental Health Association of Australia says it doesn’t have a ‘single mental health approach’ for all AustraliansThe mental health profession has its own approachThe main thing mental health professionals need to consider when thinking more about mental wellbeing in Australia is the mental health crisis that the current system of mental healthcare provides for people living with mental health problems.
The Mental Harm Reduction Society (MHRS) is an organisation that works to reduce mental health stigma and reduce stigma around mental health.
The MHRS has conducted research in Australia and around the world to find out what the average Australian experiences when it comes to mental health care and treatment.MHRS spokesperson Sue Fonseca said the mental wellbeing crisis was not a single-state phenomenon.
“It’s not a particular Australian issue,” Ms FonSeca said.
“What we have in Australia, and in many other countries around the globe, is that the mental healthcare system is very different from other parts of the world.”
The way in which mental health services are provided to people in Australia can be different from the way in the rest of the developed world.
“Ms FonSECA said that in many countries in the developed countries, mental health is viewed as a private issue that should be left up to individual patients.”
People who are experiencing a mental health disorder in the US are expected to take responsibility for their mental health and care for their health care, but not the people who are living in Australia,” Ms Mertens said.