Physical health of people with mental illness: time for action
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Brenda Happell, David Scott, Chris Platania-Phung, Janette Nankivell
People diagnosed with a serious mental illness are likely to die 20-25 years earlier than the general population as a result of treatable physical health conditions. In what other area of health would this be tolerated? And yet in mental health it is not only happening it is getting worse.