On Liberty EP27 The reality: mental health, suicide and the pandemic

We welcomed, psychiatrist Dr Carlos d’Abrera, a regular contributor to CIS. Carlos has worked in public hospital and community mental health services across Australia and the UK, alongside his written work. He is author of a 2018 CIS paper, Dying with Their Rights On: The myths and realities of ending homelessness in Australia.

Since the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, Australia’s health system has overnight transformed from a bureaucracy into an autocracy. With such uncertainty, the public has, for the most part, have behaved obediently and with good grace in the face of indefinite lockdowns, restrictions and under health orders — though, how long can this last?