MEDIA RELEASE; “Stronger Together”: Canberrans urged to tackle mental health stigma, discrimination this Mental Health Month

“One in five Australians experience mental illness at some stage in their lives – that’s one in five people who count as friends, people we work with, or play sport with,” ACT Discrimination Commissioner Karen Toohey said, marking Mental Health Month 2017.

The ACT Human Rights Commission and the ACT Government encouraged the community to connect with friends, family and colleagues who may be doing it tough.

This year’s Mental Health Week theme “Stronger Together” is a reminder that we all share a responsibility to reach out and support those who are struggling with mental health issues.

Read the Commission’s joint media release with ACT Minister for Mental Health Shane Rattenbury here:

MR 9 10 17 Stronger Together this Mental Health Week – Rattenbury and HRC