ABOUT THE BLACK DOG INSTITUTE
Pledge Workwear donates $5.00 from every garment we sell to the Black Dog Institute to help them with the ongoing costs of understanding, preventing and treating mental illness via research they carry out and the services they provide to people dealing with mental illness.
Founded in 2002, the Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the diagnosis, early intervention, prevention and treatment of mental illness such as depression and bipolar disorder. They are at the forefront of suicide prevention and prominent in the delivery of e-mental health treatments and programs.
1 in 5 Australians experience a mental illness each year and suicide claims the life of 6 Australians daily. Black Dog Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness with a unique approach, spanning the spectrum from lab bench to patients, to public health solutions.
Their unique model incorporates our expertise in clinical management with cutting-edge research, health professional training and community education, to ensure they have a positive impact in the community at all stages of mental health from prevention and early intervention, through to treatment and recovery.
BDI's main activities are research, clinical treatments and education, with their clinics, seeing almost 1,500 patients per year for accurate diagnosis and ongoing clinical treatment. Their national education programs include health professional training, workplace mental health, and school and community awareness programs.
To learn more about the Black Dog Institute, visit www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
If you are personally dealing with mental health issues we urge you contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or your local health professional.