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Every Week Should be Mental Health Week

Friday 10th October / presented by Em Burrows James Hall Chris Wheeldon Rhian Todhunter

It is estimated the one in five Australian adults will suffer some form of mental disorder during their lifetime, and 26% of people between 16 -24 suffering mental illness in some form. That’s approximately 671, 000 young people. Only 23% of these will seek medical services in some form.

This week, Youth Reporter Dylan Websdane spoke to several young people and discovered how mental illness affects our youth.

There are many different approaches to treating mental illness, whether it’s medication, psychotherapy or talking to friends and family.

Naturopath Marnie Downer joined RTR FM to talk about taking a natural approach to treating mental disorders…

It’s Mental Health Week and a video project involving both local and international musicians aims to get young people talking about mental health issues.

The Music Feedback project features a series of interviews where young people ask musicians questions about their experiences with mental health.

The answers are interesting, intriguing and enlightening and the Youth Affairs Council of WA’s CEO Craig Comrie has seen it…

 It's currently Mental Health Week and mental health expert Tasha Broomhall joined us on RTR FM.

She talked about ways to tackle mental health particularly among adolsecence and a pilot study was just completed in Victoria following the implimentation of mental health first aid courses in high schools.

The program was a success, leading to greater recognition of mental disorders among peers and an increase in disclosure of mental problems.

Here in WA one person everyday takes their own life.

It's preventable, so why's it such a high cause of death here in the state?

Joining me now from the WA Association for Mental Health is the Chief Executive Rod Astbury.

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