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The broader economic impact of mental illness on the community

5 Aug 2015

Mental illness carries enormous emotional and social costs for individuals and communities. But what about its broader impact on the economy?

According to the OECD, as many as one in two people will experience mental illness at some point in their lives. It can affect their job prospects, their earning capacity and overall workplace productivity.

Today at the National Press Club, the Chair of the National Mental Health Commission Professor Allan Fels, will plead the case for mental health to be included in the nation's economic reform agenda.

Professor Fels joins Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast from Canberra.

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