Young people in regional and rural areas are crying out for more mental health services.
Data from Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2016 shows one in four young people in areas such as Dubbo have a probable serious mental illness. About 52 per cent of young people said they had a problem which needed professional help but didn’t access it.
“Mental health concerns know no geographical or cultural boundaries; however, the provision of services does. Our research shows that young people in regional and remote communities struggle to access the same level of support services as young people in urban areas,” he said.
– Daily Liberal
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