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Following a damning National Mental Health Commission report in 2014, public consultation started Monday on a new plan to coordinate efforts tackling mental illness across state and federal bodies.

It’s the first step in fixing a system the report described as having “fundamental structural shortcomings”.

The situation is urgent, as the suicide rate continues to rise and the government estimates more than a third of the community needs some sort of mental health service.

– Jackson Goethe-Snape & Ken MacLeod

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