Mental Health Month runs from 7 October to 5 November 2018 and aims to raise awareness about mental illness in young Victorians.

Mental Health Foundation Australia together with the Victorian Government and other partners is holding a series of events throughout October and early November to promote mental health and wellbeing for young people. Activities include a mental health walk, a youth conference, a gala dinner, sessions at schools and universities and musical programs.

As young people make big life changes like moving into work or higher education, setting up a home or starting a family, they experience rapid physical, sexual, mental, and emotional changes. One in seven will develop mental illness. This can lead to other issues, like problems with alcohol and other drugs, low self-esteem, risky and anti-social behaviour, school drop out and unemployment and a greater risk of suicide.

Find out more on the Mental Health Foundation Australia website.

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