Mental health – Do we really need to talk about it?

Well, actually… yes we do. We REALLY need to talk about it.

It’s fair to say that talking about mental health does not necessarily come naturally to most people. In fact, it is quite an unpleasant topic to bring about. However, the chances are you can relate to this issue either by being personally affected by a mental illness or by knowing someone affected by it (e.g. family member, friend, work colleague or classmate).

Last week, Triple J’s Hack program tackled this issue and showed the importance of being open to it. Did you know that the highest percentage of mental illness is in people aged 18-24 years old? That clearly speaks for itself and shows that we should feel comfortable and open to talk about it, especially at university.

If you did not get a chance to listen to the show last week, don’t worry, you can catch up on all of the talks by listening to the podcasts online (highly recommended). Tom Tilley, Hack’s radio presenter, took a very smart approach to discussing the topic (he is just the best). It is super engaging and really interesting, so have a listen!

Click here to access Triple J’s Podcasts.