World Health Day Friday 7th April 2017

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World Health Day Friday 7th April 2017

Today is World Health Day and the theme for 2017 is Depression

A recent survey of more than 2600 Australian University and TAFE students found that approximately 1/3 had considered self-harm or suicide in the last year, 2/3 reported high or very high psychological distress in the last year, almost 80% had felt anxious and more than half had experienced panic. (Refernce Facebook Mental Health First Aid Australia @mentalhealthfirstaid)

As this article (see link below) highlights, mental health problems are common, and young people are at highest risk.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/youth-mental-health-crisis-70-per-cent-of-students-struggling-20170405-gveh5o.html

Everyone needs to know how to spot the signs and support a person who is developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. MHFA Courses are offered in Robinvale and will be available during  May and June 2017 at the Robinvale District Health Services, contact Sue Watson on 03 5051 8160 for further information and bookings

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The Robinvale District Health Services acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land.

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