Press conferences, exposure sites, conspiracy theories and a tonne of misinformation - it's all the ingredients of a typical pandemic. We've been living a version of normal for two years now and things don't seem to change. Whenever a press conference is called, Facebook comments light up with the words 'LOCKDOWN'. You wouldn't be human if you're a little over all of this...
The Black Dog Institute reports that 1 in 5 (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. During the pandemic we saw ordinary Australians step up and create/deliver mental health projects that mattered.
Pandemic fatigue and lack of support in the mental health space have left Aussies vulnerable. Statistics from the Mental Health Commission show suicide was the 13th leading cause of death for non-Indigenous Australians and the 5th leading cause of death amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.