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Women in mental wards face grave risk of abuse

“NEARLY two-thirds of female patients surveyed in psychiatric wards in Victoria have been sexually abused or harassed by male patients, new figures show.”

The Age

As someone with a chronic mental health condition the fear of ending up in a mental health institution is very real. This article is just another reason why women, especially young women, or queer women, avoid seeking mental health assistance when they really need it. 

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