An Australian Mental Health Worker Whose US Relative Couldn’t Get Help Asks Why Our System Is So Broken


6-26-19) I’m often asked about mental health treatment in other countries so I was delighted when I met Rebecca Shepski after I delivered a recent speech. She told me about services in Australia and how those compare to what happens here. The differences became brutally and tragically apparent to her when a relative experienced a psychotic break and his family couldn’t get him help. In this blog post, she describes what worked so well in Australia, discusses her own family’s experiences here in America, and asks why we are failing so many. Her’s is an important contribution.

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