Preventing mental illness: closing the evidence-practice gap through workforce and services planning
Gareth Furber, Leonie Segal, Matthew Leach, Catherine Turnbull, Nicholas Procter, Mark Diamond, Stephanie Miller, Patrick McGorry
BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Mental illness is prevalent across the globe and affects multiple aspects of life. Despite advances in treatment, there is little evidence that prevalence rates of mental illness are falling. While the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancers are common in the policy dialogue and in service delivery, the prevention of mental illness remains a neglected area. There is accumulating evidence that mental illness is at least partially preventable, with increasing recognition that its antecedents are often found in infancy, childhood, adolescence and youth, creating multiple opportunities into young adulthood for prevention. Developing valid and reproducible methods for transla..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and SA Health for the project funding. The funding bodies played no role in the study design, data analysis, or preparation of the manuscript for publication.