The year 2020 has challenged us all. The bushfires and then the pandemic forced us to reflect on what’s important, how we respond to crises as a community, and the ways we connect and support each other.
We’re still grappling with what the long-term mental health effects of this period of fear, insecurity and social disconnection might be.
At the start of the pandemic we saw a surge in alcohol sales and reported drinking. Almost one-third of people who purchased more alcohol expressed concerns about their own drinking, or that of someone in their household. Read more at: https://lens.monash.edu/@medicine-health/2021/01/11/1381888/a-mental-disorder-not-a-personal-failure-why-now-is-the-time-for-australia-to-rethink-addiction