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Video: Living with someone with a mental illness

Thu, 22 Mar 2018, 11:49 AM

Nightlife with Philip Clark, 19 March 2018
 
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. About 4% of people will experience a major depression episode in a 12 month period with 5% of women and 3% of men affected. There’s no doubt that living with a mental illness is tough - it’s the third leading cause of disability burden in Australia.
 
Nightlife speaks with Professor Ian Hickie, Co-Director of the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney along with two carers with first hand experience of just what it takes to look after someone with a mental illness.
 
Watch: the Nightlife program here

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