On this R U OK day, the team at Bayside Psychotherapy has curated some important statistics from trusted sources on Mental Health in Australia.
— Adam Szmerling, clinical psychotherapist
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, September 7, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — 50% Of Adult Australians Will Face Mental Health Issues: Save a Life by Sparking a Conversation Today
Research shows mental health problems are widespread in Australian society. While publicity and awareness about their prevalence and understanding of possible causes continue to grow, stigmas around mental illness remain which can make it difficult for those who suspect they are unwell to speak up about their concerns without feeling embarrassed, ashamed or fearful of being ignored.
On this R U OK day, the team at Bayside Psychotherapy has curated some important statistics from trusted sources around Mental Health in Australia.
Did You Know
1 in 2 Australian adults will face mental ill-health at some point in their lives
25% of Australians will experience an anxiety condition in their lifetime.
Depression is the number one cause of non-fatal disability in Australia (23%)
Some groups of Australians experience higher rates of mental illness and psychological distress than others.
✦ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
✦ LGBTIQA+ Australians
✦ Australians with disability
For more mental health-related stats visit: https://www.baysidepsychotherapy.com.au/blog/mental-health-statistics-in-australia/
Adam Szmerling, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW) and clinical psychotherapist (PACFA) at Bayside Psychotherapy Melbourne, states:
“R U OK day is a reminder to have compassion for self and others. With escalating global tensions and economic uncertainties, the time to help each other and provide support is crucial. Seeking therapy during uncertain times is an option, and there is availability. You just need to reach out.”
At Bayside Psychotherapy, we have several counsellors and therapists with experience in the delicate task of mental health counselling. All of our counsellors are well qualified to help you spark that vital conversation and get you back on track. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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