4.5 million australians are affected each year
Mental Health still remains a taboo topic; masked by the “she’ll be right, mate” Aussie attitude ingrained in our culture. It's an extremely difficult issue to talk about and understand.
65% of people with mental illness do not access treatment - the embarrassment and hopelessness of the situation becomes too much for too many. Suicide is the largest single cause of death in Australia for men and women under 44. Over 2,500 each year die.
australian men account for 3 out of every 5 deaths by suicide
beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.
Don’t be afraid to grab your mate and ask for help. You’ll be stronger for it.
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