Backpacking and Bipolar II. Taking Manic Depression on tour.
Mental illness – the elephant in the room.
In 2012 there were 2,535 deaths, a rate of 11.2 per 100,000 people which is the equivalent to around seven (7) per day – 37 men and 12 women each week (Beyondblue, 25 March 2014).
If these alarming statistics were attributed to motor vehicle accidents, crime related, or from any type of disease or disaster there would be outrage, the media would be all over it, politicians would be demanding answers, organisations would be wanting more funding.
But these deaths aren’t from any of these causes. These deaths are the number of people who have committed suicide in 2012. What is more alarming is that for Australians aged between 15 and 44 years of age, male or female, suicide is the leading cause…
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