Australian Greens spokesperson for Mental Health, Senator Penny Wright, has highlighted the challenges faced by people living with a psychotic illness during a speech in the Senate last night.
“Every year, about one in 200 people experience psychotic illness,” Senator Wright said.
“Late last year, the most comprehensive study of its kind ever undertaken in Australia identified social isolation as the cruellest aspect of life faced by many people living with a psychotic illness.
“Nearly a quarter of those in the study reported feeling socially isolated and lonely.
“One in eight reported they had no friends at all.