Link – Physical health ignored in people with mental illness
This isn’t really surprising is it? An issue like depression zaps our ability to do much of anything, let alone eat healthy, exercise and take care of yourself. This is just another way it is a deadly serious disease.
Australians with serious mental illness are living on average for 10-32 years less than the rest of the population, mainly due to preventable and treatable diseases like diabetes. No wonder, these early, preventable deaths have been described as a scandal.