WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2019: NO TO STIGMA YES TO ACCESS

Date: 
11/10/2019

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2019: NO TO STIGMA YES TO ACCESS

Reducing stigma around mental health was a welcome focus for the Media Release from Minister for Health, Greg Hunt yesterday.  One in five of us will deal with a mental health issue in any year.  Many, if not most, of us will personally face a mental health issue during our lives: That should make us all more understanding of those who take steps to seek help. Stigma is associated with shame, blame and often self-recrimination. The impact of stigma itself can be debilitating; and can get in the way of people accessing the help they need to manage a whole range of health issues. Read the full media release here