Why is it so hard to get help for depression?
Posted November 18, 2018 09:10:33 It can be very difficult to find a professional who understands the impact of mental health issues on those suffering from depression.
In a survey, more than 80 per cent of respondents who have tried to access the Mental Health Service (MHS) said they have been unsuccessful.
More than a quarter of those who said they were struggling with depression said they did not feel they were getting the care they needed, the survey showed.
The survey of 1,500 Australians also revealed more than a third of people who said their mental health was improving in the last year were still struggling with their depression.
It is not just people with mental health problems.
People living with chronic conditions such as arthritis or diabetes are more likely to struggle to access mental health services, according to the survey.
It was also found that people who live in rural areas are more at risk of having difficulty accessing services.
Mental health services are a “keystone” of the health system, said the survey’s co-author, Dr Jane McCutcheon, from the National Mental Health Foundation.
“The keystone of our system is our mental health and wellbeing service, which is essential for our health and well-being.”
We have got to do it in a timely way, so it’s not just about a week or a month and we don’t have time to go and visit people.””
When we do have a crisis, we can go and talk to our health provider about it.”
We have got to do it in a timely way, so it’s not just about a week or a month and we don’t have time to go and visit people.
“A lot of people may have a feeling they have to seek help, but are not ready for that, said Dr McCutcheons study co-authors Dr Jennifer Schuurman and Dr David Wilson.
A person can seek help at any time of the day or night, but often don’t know how to go about it, they said.”
It’s a bit of a challenge for people who are struggling with a mental health issue because they’re not ready,” Dr Schuurtman said.
Dr Wilson said it was important for people to seek professional help when they felt that they were in crisis.”
I’m always looking to get support, I’m always trying to get the support and the support from my doctor,” he said.
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