Health Diary: Mental Health Awareness Month
Almost 50 per cent of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, but are mental health disorders becoming more common? And how can we seek help for them?
Last Reviewed: 09/10/2018
Mental illness: how family and friends can help
When a relative or friend develops a mental illness, it can be distressing, worrying and isolating for everyone involved.
Mental illness: available treatments
Find out which health care professionals treat mental illness and about the variety of different treatments available.
When someone experiences psychosis they are unable to distinguish what is real. Symptoms include confused thinking, delusions and hallucinations.
Prioritising psychiatric illness treatment
By understanding who’s at risk of progressing to more severe mental illness, we can target treatments to those who need it most.
Bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic-depression) is an illness, a medical condition.