Consumers, carers and family members 

“… it is normal to have these problems… anyone can go through them... we could support the community by educating and most importantly motivating them... we could assist by sharing our experiences.” 

Reference: Prasad-Ildes, R. & Ramirez, E. (2006). What CALD consumers say about mental illness prevention. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 5(2).



Lily Wu, consumer advisor and member of the MHiMA Consumer Working Group

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