April 11, 2016
(Sydney Morning Herald) – The average Australian woman dies at 84. But the 61-year-old figures she’s a good chance instead to be one of the 9000 Australians a year with mental illness whose lives are cut short, on average 30 per cent, by avoidable physical illness. That’s three times the number who die from suicide. And Ms Tullgren is “bloody angry” about it. She says the lack of adequate healthcare and rising health costs sometimes makes her think there is “a kind of creeping euthanasia” against people with mental illness.
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