People with psychotic illnesses now better for longer

People with psychotic illnesses now better for longer

People with psychotic illnesses now better for longer

The lives of people experiencing psychotic illnesses have improved markedly compared with 12 years ago, according to a new report.

Launched by Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, joined SANE Australia to launch People Living with Psychotic Illness 2010, Australia's second national survey of psychotic illness.

“The report shows that the lives of people experiencing psychotic illness have significantly improved over the past 12 years, but that significant challenges remain,” Mr Butler said.

Executive director of SANE Australia Barbara Hocking said, “The report highlights what people with psychotic illness are telling us are their major challenges. They are telling us they need more support to manage their financial matters, gain employment, establish friendships and secure stable housing. This shows that there have been significant gains in clinical mental health, but more needs to be done to support people to live well in the community."

Read the report here

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