More people talking about mental health

People who suffer from mental health problems are now more willing to disclose their experiences, according to a recent study.

Researchers conducted more than 6000 telephone interviews and asked participants about their experiences with mental health, and if they knew anybody who suffered from a mental health problem.

The study found the number of people who disclosed they had suffered depression and early Schizophrenia, and received treatment, increased by about 26% since 1995 when a similar survey was undertaken.

Lead researcher Dr Nicola Reavley said the findings were likely due to changing attitudes towards mental health, and not because of an increase in mental health problems or more people seeking out help.

Read more at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre and University of Melbourne