Tell us your experience of Australia’s mental health system

Guardian Australia is asking readers to share their stories about seeking help, and frontline workers to offer ideas on how to improve the system

Dead ends and closed doors. People falling between the cracks. This language used in recent reviews of mental health systems in Australia denotes systems in crisis.

In the lives of individuals, systemic failures can be frustrating, confusing and catastrophic. Experts have been warning for some time that the next pandemic will be the mental health pandemic, and that the system as it stands is not up to the job.

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Category: Mental Health