For too long, Australians living with mental ill health have been neglected by successive governments. The situation is dire. We need to act now to solve this crisis.
We are Australians for Mental Health, a grass roots, community driven campaign. The campaign will educate and empower Australians to compel all political parties ahead of the next federal election to make mental health a priority, address the chronic shortage of funding and services for mental health in Australia, and help end the stigma and shame associated with seeking help for mental ill health.
Mental ill health will affect around half of all Australians at some stage in their life. Too often, they suffer in silence. AFMH will provide a strong and uniting voice for every Australian affected, directly or indirectly, by mental ill health, and advocate for change.
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After her journey with depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, Claire decided she wanted to help others facing a similar struggle. Now a ‘peer worker’, Claire supports those experiencing mental ill health. She offers her insights into being on ‘both sides’ of the mental health system.
Ella has lived with an eating disorder since she was just 12 years old. Her road to recovery has been plagued by stigma, disjointed treatment and a lack of understanding. At 26, Ella’s journey is still unfolding, but she has finally found treatment services and the support that she needs...
Despite experiencing depression for as long as she can remember, Alexis’s journey is one of, ups and downs, persistence and ultimately, recovery. She shared her story with us to encourage others, and remind us that there is always hope.