Australia

Feb 3, 2014

Revealing the double standards over mental health and refugees

The difference in public perception of physical and mental health issues is plain to see in the recent outrage over allegations involving navy personnel and asylum seekers.

Melissa Sweet

Health journalist and Croakey co-ordinator

Much has been said and written about allegations that Australian Navy personnel inflicted burns upon asylum seekers. But one aspect that has had little attention is what the furore says about our double standards around mental health.

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