New research highlights need to effectively treat
first episodes of depression in young people.
Brain & Mind Research Institute
Diseases of the brain and mind, including substance abuse, clinical depression and dementia now account for more than 40 percent of all illness. These diseases are devastating for those affected, their families, and for society, costing the Australian economy an estimated $30 billion each year.
The BMRI brings together patients, support groups and front-line carers with scientists and clinicians working in neurosciences and brain research, providing hope for those affected.
Professor Ian Bernard Hickie
Professor Hickie is the Commissioner in the new National Mental Health Commission and oversees enhanced accountability for mental health reform in Australia. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute.Find out more
Channel 7 News report spoke to Professor Michael Valenzuela on Australians living with dementia.
Reporter Tony Jones talks to Professor Ian Hickie about his views on government support of the National Mental Health Commission report.