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'Census figures for mental health are alarming and only a tip of the iceberg'

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Ruchika Rawat

(L-R) Victoria Multicultural Commission Deputy Chairperson Bwe Thay, Bijayendra Rawat, Ruchika Rawat, VMC Chairperson Vivienne Nguyen.


Published 1 July 2022 at 12:32pm
By Natasha Kaul
Source: SBS

The 2021 Census results released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicate approximately one in 12 Australians has been diagnosed with a mental illness, with the rate for women and young people being higher. Ruchika Rawat, an allied health professional working in the public sector, said the figures are alarming and could even be higher because of underreporting, including by Indians.


Published 1 July 2022 at 12:32pm
By Natasha Kaul
Source: SBS


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