More funding for mental health

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Australian Blokes make up an average six out of every eight suicides every single day in Australia. The number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year is nearly double the national road toll.

On average, one in eight men will experience depression and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives.

Effectively managing your mental health can give you significant improvements in your quality of life, increase your capacity to support your family and your mates, and let you perform at your best.if you’ve been feeling sad, down, miserable, or angry most of the time for more than two weeks, you may be experiencing symptoms of depression.

Men are three times more likely to kill themselves than women and suicide is the leading cause of death in men aged between 15 and 44. In 2011.

the federal budget allocated $115 million in new funding over four years. This is one of the smallest investments in the sector in recent years. For instance, the Council of Australian Governments added more than $5.5 billion to mental health spending in 2006. The 2011-12 federal budget provided $2.2 billion in new funding.This makes a situation in which, in 2014-15, mental health received around 5.25% of the overall health budget while representing 12% of the total burden of disease. There is no reason those figures should exactly match, but the gap is large and revealing.

If you are feeling down and you feel you don't want to talk to a friend or family member you can talk to someone on multiply websites or just visit them to learn more about mental health in Australia. websites listed below:


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