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Former Australian of the year in Bendigo

2010 Australian of the year Professor Patrick McGorry will be in Bendigo tomorrow to talk about under funding of the mental health care system and what it means for the community.

 Patrick McGorry 2010

The Youth Mental Health Professor will speak at the Violent Marshman Oration at La Trobe Uni.

He says people with mental health issues are flooding into emergency departments because community-based care has been inadequate.

Photo: Paul Hagon from Canberra, Australia [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons (no changes made)