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Ramsay Health Care Launches Patient Journey Videos to Raise Mental Health Awareness

Oct 09, 2016

Ramsay Health Care has launched a series of patient journey videos, as well as interviews with some of the country’s leading psychiatrists, to raise awareness of mental health issues during Mental Health Week (9-15 October).

The videos have been developed to assist people suffering with mental health issues as well as their carers.  The patient journey videos target issues such as eating disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol dependency and schizophrenia. 

The interviews are with specialists in their field and discuss symptoms and treatments for a range of mental health illnesses.

Approximately 20% of Australian experience symptoms of mental illness each year, with many more not getting a formal diagnosis. Furthermore, people experiencing mental illness often delay seeking help, because of the unknown future, fear of stigma and discrimination.

Ramsay Health Care, the largest private mental health provider in Australia with over 25 clinics located across the country and admits over 70,000 Australians each year into its Clinic programs which are designed to assist people return to a fulfilled life.

The videos are located on the Ramsay Health Care website and will be launched on social media channels this week.

Mental Health Facts

  • Australia’s suicide rate; at a 10-year high, is now 12.6 per 100,000 people, up from 10.4 in 2006.
  • Men are more than twice as likely as women to have substance abuse disorders.
  • Up to 90% of eating disorders occur in women, and it afflicts 9% of the population.
  • One in six young Australians is currently experiencing an anxiety condition.

If you need help, or know someone that does, contact your local General Practitioner for professional medical advice.