Radio NZ: Mental illness link with poor job prospects in young

Research from the University of Otago has shown that mental illness in young adults can be tied to poor economic outcomes in later life.

(See an SMC Alert on the research here)

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“Disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse were experienced by just over half those in the study.

“The researchers say psychiatric disorders lead to a range of negative outcomes including reduced participation in the workforce.”