Sane Australia Case Study

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Each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness. The percentage of people being diagnosed with mental illness is higher amongst younger people, with the frequency decreasing with age. 26% of 18-24 year olds have experienced a mental disorder, while only 5.9% of people aged 65 and over have experienced a mental disorder (during this time span). Fourteen per cent of Australian children and adolescents aged 4-17 have mental health or behavioural problems, this rate of mental health problems is found in all age and gender groups although boys were slightly more likely to experience these mental health problems than girls. Family doctors, school-based counsellors and paediatricians provide the services …show more content…

Most people will recover fully, especially if they receive help early but some people may require ongoing treatment to manage their illness. There are many organisations out there which are working to combat this injustice such as: Sane, Beyond Blue, Mental health Council of Australia and lifeline. Although there are many the one that I am going to explore in greater depth is ‘Sane’. SANE is a national charity helping all Australians affected by mental illness lead a better life – through support, training, and education. Sane Australia was founded in 1986, is based in Melbourne, runs innovative programs to improve the lives of people battling with mental illnesses alongside family and friends, and operates a helpline. As a result of this SANE has won a number of awards which sets its rank …show more content…

This carries with is certain rights and responsibilities” This catholic social teaching explains to us about human dignity and the special rights and responsibilities that accompany it. Why should we help those suffering from Mental Illness? Because it is a part of being human, we are created in the image of God and there are rights and responsibilities that come from that, one of those being to look after one another. To live with mental illness is a very hard, emotionally and mentally, it’s incredibly draining and should be treated equally with the other illnesses. Just because Mental Illness isn’t physical doesn’t mean it’s not there, as a person who has lived and continues to live with more than one title of mental illness it often saddens me how unaware of mental illnesses people can be, they may know of the illness, but when it comes to understanding how to cope with that illness, whatever that may be, most people have no idea what to do and to me that outlines the injustice that those suffering with this illness have to face. Most of the Mental Illnesses have a shared symptom of “feeling alone”, does this result from the large uneducated gap between those with the illness and the rest of society or is it an amplified symptom?, an amplified symptom being a symptom that was already there which has gotten worse due to circumstance. To me this illness is a rather large injustice because

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