Isolation, Mental Health Problems and Homelessness The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated that in the year 2011-12, three million Australians (13.6 per cent) experienced an adverse mental or behavioural condition. This subset of the population includes people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, recurrent major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder. Due to their symptoms and often also due to the effects of medication, people with a serious and chronic mental illness tend to have fewer social contacts and supports, are likely to be receiving less income, and are at increased risk of unstable housing.
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|Publication status||Published - 2014|