Poor recognition of mental health crisis

The survey, conducted by the Centre for Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, asked 6000 randomly selected people how they would assist individuals in six vignettes of mental health conditions.

Participants scored on average only two out of a possible 12 assessing the quality of responses to people with depression, depression with suicide, schizophrenia, social phobia and PTSD.

While half of the respondents scored points for encouraging appropriate professional help across all