The economic impact

Youth mental illness and the cost effectiveness of early intervention

Nearly a quarter of young people in Australia people aged 12-25 have concerns relating to their mental health. Australia faces substantial costs arising from mental illness in young people. In 2009, the financial cost of mental illness in people aged 12-25 was $10.6 billion. This Access Economics report analyses the financial impact of mental ill-health on the Australian economy and the flow-on effects of this cost.