Mental health services are such as labyrinth that someone faced with a crisis can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of counselling numbers they can call for help . There are at least three hotlines devoted just to men — MensLine Australia, Men’s Referral Service and Dads in Distress — alongside more general services such as Lifeline and Beyond Blue, as well as numbers specifically for suicide , grief , domestic violence , children , survivors of childhood trauma and eating disorders . That’s not including state-based services such as Parentline in Queensland and the Northern Territory, and Gambler’s Help in Victoria. On top of this, there are at least three inquiries currently looking into Australia’s mental health system. The Productivity Commission will release a draft report into the social and economic benefits of improving mental health on October 31, the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) is working on […]