The missing middle: mentally ill lose out as community services dwindle

Australians with mental health issues are bouncing back and forth between hospital and homelessness, and the NDIS is doing nothing to help.

This is part two in a three-part series on mental health services. Read part one here.

Denise* is 75 and constantly worries about her son James* who has schizophrenia and often experiences homelessness. 

It’s a constant battle to get James the services he desperately needs. Denise lives interstate and spends countless hours on the phone trying to arrange care for him.

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