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My response to the draft report of the Productivity Commission on mental health

January 18, 2020

I have prepared a comprehensive submission to the draft report of the Productivity Commission on mental health.  My concerns were about 9 main issues.  Primarily the loss of focus on those with severe mental illness by the discussion about mental health as if it is a single entity, the naive comments about workers compensation, the lack of any detail about recruiting, training and paying for the extra workforce required to implement their recommendations.  You can see my response here.  The […]

The Guide to Civil Pyschiatric Assessment

by Michael Epstein