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.
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