The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors within our communities such as physical distancing, unemployment, underemployment, just to name a few. However, these stressors are resulting in a significant increase in the escalating global brain health crisis. Issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, loneliness from social isolation, and cognitive decline in adults have been major factors.
Helping the North's soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress disorder find better relief will be among the primary areas for research for a new charity being launched in Townsville.
General Peter Cosgrove AC MC, Professor Maxwell Bennett and Bishop Michael Putney will officially launch the Tropical Brain and Mind Research Foundation on Monday, 12th August at the Museum of Tropical Queensland (6pm) to the Townsville business community.