The Defence Mental Health Crisis

Defence’s newly released mental health plan for the military is a welcome step towards dealing with the hidden wounds of war — especially the scourge of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

The ADF is still moving slowly and fails to recognise fully the extent of a problem one former general describes as "rampant", but, taken with previous studies and strategy proposals dating to 2009, the Health and Wellbeing Plan 2012-2015 amounts to a serious attempt to make progress on mental health issues. Click here to read more. 

Click here to download the Carers Australia (with contributions from Carers ACT and Carers VIC) Submission to Dept of Vet Affairs Mental Health Strategy 2013.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013