The economic cost to Australia of not responding effectively to mental illness is much greater than the cost of well-targeted investment. Mental illness is a critical social policy issue. Like the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which was recommended by the Productivity Commission as a long-term investment in a more productive society, comprehensive supports for people dealing with mental illness, especially severe mental illness, will greatly reduce costs, including avoidable hospitalisation and multiple other medical and social security costs.

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2016

Do What You Can Do - Help raise awareness of Mental Health in Australia.

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For MIFA enquiries contact the National Office:

Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia 

National CEO -  David Meldrum

Street Address: 5 Cooke Tce, WAYVILLE  SA  5034
Postal Address: PO Box 844, MARLESTON  SA  5033
Telephone: 08 8272 1018  

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