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Mental health helplines

Information about key groups that can help with mental health problems, including healthdirect partners and leading Australian health organisations.

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You’re not alone this World Bipolar Day, March 30

Friday March 30 is World Bipolar Day 2018. Help spread awareness of this mental health disorder, and find the services and helplines you need.

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Just for kids: your feelings and mental health

If you're a kid, find out who you can talk to about mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bullying, cyberbullying and drugs and alcohol abuse.

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Mental health: where to get help

Learn how to navigate the Australian mental health system and its helpful services – and find out about any potential costs.

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Symptom Checker

Not feeling well? Use the healthdirect Symptom Checker to better understand your symptoms and get advice on when to seek medical attention.

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Ice (crystal meth)

Ice, also known as crystal meth, is a very addictive illegal drug. Find out more about ice including what it is and the dangers of abuse.

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GHB

GHB is a party drug. It has been linked to date rape and sexual assault. Find out more about the physical effects and consequences of using GHB.

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Marijuana (cannabis)

Marijuana (cannabis) is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in Australia. You can find out more about marijuana and how it impacts users here.

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MDMA (ecstasy)

MDMA (ecstasy) is an illicit drug which can give a euphoric rush, but which has dangerous side effects. Learn about its physical effects and risks posed by MDMA use.

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LSD (acid)

LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that can change the user’s perception of reality. Here’s how LSD works, its physical effects and the health risks of LSD addiction.

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Speed

Speed is a drug that can become addictive and lead to health, social and financial problems. Find out about its effects and associated risks.

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