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Agenda. Incidence Behaviour Identification Protective factors Summary of key themes. Research Method. Online research conducted in January 2010 Representative sample of 2,012 adults in NSW aged 18+ Data weighted to ABS population estimates by age, sex and location.

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Agenda

Incidence

Behaviour

Identification

Protective factors

Summary of key themes


Research Method

Online research conducted in January 2010

Representative sample of 2,012 adults in NSW aged 18+

Data weighted to ABS population estimates by age, sex and location


Age of Respondents


Incidence of mental illness


Personal experience of mental illness

Ever suffered


Indirect experience of mental illness

Family or friend suffered


Mental Illness in the community

Total impacted

More than three quarters affected


Behaviour in response to mental illness


Diagnosis and treatment

Proportion who don’t seek help for mental illness


Sources of help

First point of call


Impact of slow presentation

Recovery Time


Impact of slow presentation

Incidence of relapse


Identification of those at risk


Identification of those at risk

Top 5 frequently experienced life stressors


Identification of those at risk

Other frequently experienced life stressors


Summary of key themes


Mental illness impacts most people in the community

  • More than half experience personally

  • More than three quarters have personal / indirect experience


There remains considerable stigma associated with mental illness leading to...

  • Many not seeking or delay seeking treatment

  • Behaviour in comparable physical illness much more positive


Delaying seeking treatment negatively impacts outcomes

  • Episode severity

  • Speed of recovery

  • Relapse rate


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