In news that surprised no one who ever tried to book a decent shrink, the national approach to public mental health services turns out to be at least as cracked as those of us it fails to serve. In a comprehensive report provided to government in November and leaked in full to Crikey last week, the National Mental Health Commission found, in short, that things were shit and required urgent address somewhere east of yesterday.
You cannot heal the sick through tolerance and understanding
The greatest hurdle to treatment for mental illness is, in most cases, the lack of it. And feel-good "RUOK" campaigns are not going to fix the problem.