A MAJORITY of Australians say stress is affecting their mental health, while there’s a widening wellbeing gap between the sexes, a new mental health report says.
The Australian Psychological Society’s survey of stress and wellbeing also found 2014 was a tough year for women, with many reporting significantly higher levels of stress in their day-to-day lives.
More than 70 per cent of Australians reported their current stress levels had an impact on their physical health.
But worryingly, 64 per cent reported current stress levels had an impact on their mental health.
“Stress can have an extremely detrimental effect on a person’s mental and physical health,” APS executive director Professor Lyn Littlefield said.
Read the full story by News.com.au, 9 November 2014