Mental health a top Aussie worry

Peter Wilson, Europe correspondent
From: The Australian November 03, 2010 12:00AM

GLOBAL warming and mental health problems provoke more public concern in Australia than in any other country covered by an international survey.

When people in eight countries that have almost half the world’s population were asked to choose the greatest challenges facing their country, 37 per cent of Australians named global warming compared with an overall average of 25 per cent and just 18 per cent of Americans and 20 per cent of Britons.

An even more eye-catching difference between Australia and the other nations was its concern about mental health issues. About 35 per cent of Australians named mental health as one of their country’s two or three greatest challenges, in contrast to the international average of just 10 per cent, with the second-most worried country on that issue being China on 15 per cent… more

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