Mental distress and experience of legal problems

Psychological distress and mental illness have been shown to be among the factors most powerfully associated with problems arising in people’s lives that raise legal issues.

Publication date

April 24, 2024


Hugh M. McDonald
Acting Research Director
Victoria Law Foundation
Victoria Law Foundation
Rochelle Jupp

This briefing paper presents data from the Public Understanding of Law Survey (PULS) concerning experience of justiciable problems and mental distress.

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Implications and way forward

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