Mentally Ill Die Sooner

Living with mental health issues is hard enough, but new research has shown those suffering mental health issues live 25 years less.

Lack of exercise, poor diet and high stress leading manifesting in heart disease are common consequences of poorly managed mental health problems. The inappropriate prescribing of pharmaceuticals is also a rising problem.

Dr Joe Parks, Director of Psychiatric Services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health spoke to Tim Brunero less thought of impacts associated with mental health issues.

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