In her latest column, “Why women’s mental illness deserves more attention”, Clementine Ford reveals a not so well-kept secret: a personal history of mental illness. Self-interest clouding her judgement, Ford asserts that “whenever discussions of mental health care are raised, they seem to predominantly deal with how mental illness affects men.”
Let’s check Google:
- 18,500,000 results for “women’s mental health Australia”
- 859,000 results for “men’s mental health Australia”
- 18,500,000 results for “women’s mental health services Australia”
- 1,630,000 results for “men’s mental health services Australia”
Results at government funded medical service referrer Health Direct Australia are similarly lopsided:
The all-powerful patriarchy has let men down on this one.