Social Issues

Manus Island in Mental Health Crisis

Posted on: Mon 27 May 2019

A number of refugees detained on Manus Island have attempted to end their own lives.

This decline in the mental health of refugees is attributed to the Australian government’s re-election.

Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for Refugee Action Coalition Sydney, joins Breakfast’s Zoe and Tom to discuss this issue. 



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If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, you can call Lifeline on 13-11-14.

Produced by: Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann

Image source: Wikimedia Commons


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