Who knows how many people have Schizophrenia – not the ABS

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As the ABS neglected to collect data on schizophrenia, the blueprint for reform of the mental health system will be fatally flawed.

20 Million people live with schizophrenia worldwide – how many of these people live in Australia we simply do not know.  We do know that on World Schizophrenia Awareness day, there will be people living successfully with the condition, and people who are severely impacted by this debilitating illness.  Young men from teens to early twenties are particularly susceptible, and early intervention can ensure their life does not spiral out of control.  SANE Australia is the leading support for people with complex mental health problems or if you need immediate help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14   The Suicide call back service  1300 659 467

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