Mental health crisis: One million Australians ‘lost’ in coronavirus lockdown

Mental health crisis: One million Australians ‘lost’ in coronavirus lockdown. By Simon Benson.

More than a million Australians have sought mental health treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic, while ongoing lockdowns in Victoria have sparked a social crisis, with a 30 per cent rise in cases in the past four weeks….

Demand for children’s mental health has also skyrocketed in Victoria, with access to services jumping more than 30 per cent since September. …

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the data was of significant concern. “It is absolutely clear that the mental health impact of prolonged lockdowns is understandably severe … and devastating,” he said.

hat-tip Stephen Neil