Substance Abuse and Mental Health Forum

Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Substance Abuse and Mental Health needs to be addressed and we are organizing a free virtual forum. Join Us.

When: October 22nd, 2020, 1:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Where: Virtual on Zoom

Why Substance Abuse and Mental Health?

Roughly 50% of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse. 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness. Of all people diagnosed as mentally ill, 29% abuse either alcohol or drugs. While substance abuse problems and mental health issues don't get better when they're ignored - in fact, they are likely to get much worse.

The dual Diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse can be quite overwhelming for those affected and their carers. This virtual forum aims to bring to focus the importance of further research into this area and to discuss on innovative integrated treatment options available.

National Mental Health Month : 

National Mental Health Month is an initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA) to advocate for and raise awareness of Australian mental health. It is an important time where the Australian community comes together to raise awareness that #MentalHealthMatters.

Get Involved:

If you wish to get involved, please contact Preethi Selvaraj (E: projectcoordinator@mhfa.org.au) or (03) 9826 1422 / 0470 245 852.

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