The Deaf Community and Mental illness

It is estimated that more than 800 000 Australian Deaf and hard of hearing people experience mental illness some time in their life.

The Deaf Community and Mental illness

At a minimum, Deaf people experience a prevalence of mental illness equal to that of the hearing population, with some evidence suggesting children with hearing loss are one and a half to two times more vulnerable to mental health problems compared to hearing children.

Consensus Statement on Mental Health and Deafness. See it Through Deaf Eyes: Healthy Deaf Minds. Deaf Children Australia 2010.

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