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MENTAL HEALTH : MORE COMPLEX THAN SURGERY Jenyfer Joy Western Sydney University

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Mental health : More complex than surgery

Mental health : More complex than surgery

Jenyfer Joy Western Sydney University

THE MASK OF MENTAL ILLNESS

THE COST

CONVENTIONAL TREATMENTS

GLOBAL IMPACT

OVERVIEW AIM: Implement a national online mental health screening survey which aims to improve mental health.

WHY: Mental illness is affecting more people than ever before. The conventional treatments no longer work.

SUSTAINABLE: Utilising technology to ensure a long term solution.

45% of Australians will experience mental illness in their lifetime

15% of people with an undiagnosed mental illness will commit suicide

2/3 of people with mental illness do not receive the adequate treatment

40% of patients admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt do not receive any follow-up mental health treatment

60,000 Australians attempt to take their life

ABC News, 2015

https://infogr.am/Teen-Suicide-5939STIGMA

Mental illness is nothing to beashamedof, butstigmaandbias shameus all Bill Clinton

The Invisible Disease

Manifests over the months, years and even decades

Complexity

Multiple factors involved

No single cure

Cant be removed with surgery or antibiotics

Several factors involved

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BURDEN $190 billion per year, SMH

Absenteeism $4.7 billion, HeadsUp

Healthcare System

Patient-Centred ?

Trial & Error ?

Generic Assessments ?

Imagine

Fast Cost effectiveSimpleAccessible FreeAvailable in different languages

NATIONAL SCREENING SYSTEM

Symptoms

VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

YOUNG PEOPLE

HOPE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

HOPE FOR ELDERLY

HOPE FOR ALL

Accessible PERSON-CENTREDSustainable

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