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Video: Caring for mentally ill family members

The health show Tonic recently broadcast a segment on the difficulties of caring for relations with mental illness. Tonic is shown on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation network and covers health issues generally.

Tonic

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Article: Caregiving for the mentally ill starts in adolescence

A national survey of 1000 Australians has revealed the vast majority of relatives of people with a mental illness are suffering physically and mentally.  The report by the Wesley Mission has found many carers, especially young carers, are reluctant to ask for help because of the stigma associated with both caregiving and mental illness. The report is called Keeping Minds Well: Caring Until It Hurts.

You can also hear a quick interview from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s AM with Tony Eastley about this survey. According to their web site, the Wesley Mission  provides ministry to  ‘the vulnerable and marginalised. It includes the lonely, hurt and fragile, the homeless, mentally ill, aged, disabled, unemployed.’

Australian Broadcasting Corporation AM with Tony Eastley

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