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Good Girls Don't Podcast

May 3, 2020

Mental health care is a crisis in Australia, affecting 1 in 4 Australians at some point in their lives - so what does our mental health care system look like, and what’s it like to experience a mental health condition in Australia? 

On this episode of Good Girls Don’t Ashleigh shares her story and experiences of navigating the convoluted system that works to devalue and deny the experiences of people with mental illness, including the dramatic impact of trauma. 

We chatted about: 

  • How easily mental health conditions can go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or mistreated for a long time.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed mental health issue. So why don’t we hear about it?
  • What’s the difference between PTSD and C-PTSD?
  • Why does Trauma get swept under the rug or get ‘forgotten’ about psychologically?
  • What happens when Doctors behave badly?
  • The impact of medication on mental health but also the emotional and physical impacts.
  • The stigmas attached to mental health, especially borderline personality disorder, bipolar, and schizophrenia.
  • Why mental health isn’t always appropriately funded by the government.
  • The hardships of actually being able to access mental health care.

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