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Were you aware that:

  • 45% of adult Australians will experience a mental illness.
  • 1 in 5 will experience a mental disorder in any 12-month period.
  • Mental illness is the leading cause of ‘healthy life’ lost.
  • 3 million Australians will experience a major depressive illness.

And our young are most at risk:

  • An astounding 26% of 16-24 year olds have experienced a mental disorder in the last 12-months.
  • Mental disorders are the leading contributor to the total burden of disease among young Australians – accounting for 49% of that total.
  • And 12% of 13-17 year olds have reported having thought about suicide.

The statistics really are frightening. And our mental health system can not cope. Mental illness is the third largest contributor to the total national health burden (13.2%), yet only receives a measly 6% of the health expenditure. And the majority of that expenditure is on clinical service provision, not early intervention – it’s a band aid solution, provided way too late.

That’s why we’re on a mission to stop the decline of mental health in Australia. The starting point is getting Mental Health Social Support certified.

To incentivise you to get your MHSS certification, in our Xmas promotion next Thursday 15 and Friday 16 we’re halving the price of our MHSS course. When you register on those days it’ll cost just $295 – a massive $300 saving.

You can learn more about MHSS here: www.mhss.net.au

PS The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2020, depression will be the second leading disability causing disease in the world; labelling the dramatic increase a ‘global depression pandemic.’

PPS Join us on our important mission to plug the ‘early intervention’ hole in our mental health system. Be ready next Thursday 15 and Friday 16 to register and receive your 50% Xmas discount.

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