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SANE Australia

SANE Australia works for a better life for all people affected by mental illness – through educating the community, applied research and campaigning for improved services and attitudes.

Understanding makes all the difference

SANE's resources on a range of mental health conditions provide information and tips - all available via the website sane.org.

Help at the end of the line

1800 18 SANE (7263) is a national freecall helpline providing information, advice and referral to anyone concerned about mental illness.

Mind + Body

SANE Australia’s Mind + Body initiative recognises that a healthier life includes both mental and physical wellness, and promotes steps to improve health for the whole person.

SANE Media Centre

The SANE Media Centre promotes and supports the accurate and responsible portrayal of mental illness and suicide within the Australian media.

Mindful Employer

SANE's Mindful Employer program provides both employers and employees with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to mental illness in the workplace.

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Last reviewed: September 2019

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Anxiety disorder

An anxiety disorder is a medical condition characterised by persistent, excessive worry.

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Antipsychotic medication

Antipsychotic medications work by altering your brain chemistry to reduce psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking. T...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a mental and physical technique you can use to focus your awareness on the present moment. Being in the moment helps you acknowledge, a...

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an illness that disrupts the functioning of the human mind. It causes intense episodes of psychosis involving delusions and hallucina...

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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

ECT is a treatment which involves passing a carefully controlled electrical current through the brain. The current affects the brain’s electrical acti...

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Fact vs myth: mental illness basics

Everyone’s got an opinion about mental health, but opinions based on myths add to stigma and make life harder for people affected by mental illness. S...

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Are people with OCD more likely to take their own lives?

Academic research can be hard to understand. SANE's Plain English research series translates important research into everyday language, to connect...

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Finding help if you're feeling suicidal

Feeling suicidal means feeling more pain than you can cope with at the time. But remember: no problem lasts forever. With help, you can feel better an...

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Stories | Better Off With You

Meet local people who thought about ending their lives, and discover how they found a way through. Even if your circumstance can’t change immediately, your life matters to your loved ones and your community.

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Practical self-care

The SANE Forums are full of people like you, who want to talk to you and offer support

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