'The human and economic costs of mental illness in Australia can no longer be ignored...............'


'The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that 26.5% of adolescents (one in four young people in this age group) will experience a mental health problem. In spite of this, rates of helpseeking among young Australians, and particularly among young men, remain low. Tragically, suicide continues to be the leading cause of death for young men in Australia, accounting for 22% of all deaths; with male youth suicide rates in rural areas double those of metropolitan areas.'