Patrick McGorry is Executive Director of Orygen (the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health) and was Australian of the Year in 2010.
It was certainly a prerequisite for progress, but it now risks now becoming a distraction.
Mental illness is the greatest threat among the non-communicable diseases to the Australian and global economies over the next 20 years.
15/12/2015 8:46 AM AEDT
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