Australia’s female population is disproportionately represented in depression and anxiety statistics, with almost half (46.6%) of females aged between 16-24 years experiencing a 12-month mental disorder.

Monash University’s Health, Education and Research Centre (HER) is looking to address this and has called on the federal government to invest more in female gender-specific mental health research, treatment, and education.

AUDIO: Stefanie Schultz speaks with Dr. Alexandria Simpson from HER and University of Wollongong’s Assoc. Professor Samara Brown and Professor Kelly Newell about female-focused mental health research.

Source: Beyond Blue Australia

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