Health experts say too many people with mental illness are ending up in the criminal justice system and in hospital beds because they are inadequately supported in the community.
The second national report card on mental health suicide prevention says there is a growing divide between those who are empowered to live a contributing life and those who face unemployment, homelessness and discrimination with mental health problems.
National Mental Health Commission chairman Professor Alan Fels says more than one-third of people entering the prison system have a mental illness.
The figure is even higher for juvenile justice, with more than 80 per cent told they have a psychological disorder...
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