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.
Bipolar disorder (sometimes called manic-depression) is an illness, a medical condition.
Depression: Q and A
Depression is very common, affecting more than one in 5 people in Australia in their lifetime. Get the answers to commonly asked questions about depression, including what can be done to help.