Every year in Australia, there are cases where people suffering from extreme mental illness kill other people, or commit serious acts of violence, after failing to get the mental health treatment they need. Their families carry an unimaginable burden.
For decades, work has been done to remove the stigma around mental illness, but the confronting reality is that the mental health system is failing to protect the community and some patients themselves.
For support and further information on mental illness you can call one of these numbers:
📞 Lifeline 24 Hour Counselling - 13 11 14
📞 Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
📞 SANE Australia - 1800 187 263