1 Understanding mental illness

Have you ever been to the doctor for a broken bone, stitches tonsillitis or the flu?

Would you feel uncomfortable telling people that you’d been to the doctor for any of these things?

But what about when it comes to your mental health? Would you visit the doctor then?

In this step, we’ll test your knowledge about mental illness to help you discover that by working together, we can remove the stigma that comes with it.

Having a mental illness
is more common
than you think.

1 Understanding mental illness

In Australia, what percentage of people do you think experience a mental health condition at some point in their life?

Is it:

1 Understanding mental illness

The answer is 45.5%.

That’s a lot of people.

In fact, it’s almost half
the population

In Australia this means over 11 million people will experience a mental disorder at some point in their life.

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