How the net connects rural Australians with mental health support

How do you reach people in rural and regional areas who are dealing with mental illness when there aren’t any professionals in their town? As part of Mental Health Week, here are some of the ways technology can help overcome this challenge — and some of the ways regional Australians are still missing out. Peer-to-peer support Jack Heath, the chief executive of SANE Australia, says the internet can provide connections that just weren’t possible in the past: When my young cousin developed schizophrenia, we weren’t walking into the local country post office or newsagent and saying, ‘Is there someone here…
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