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Treatments for mental illness

Is mental illness treatable? Yes, mental illness can be treated. This means that many people who have a mental illness, and are treated, recover well...

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What is mental illness?

Being mentally healthy is a goal for all of us. But what is 'mentally healthy'? Good mental health means more than the absence of symptoms. It...

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Smoking and mental illness

Why change smoking habits? People with a mental illness can, and do, quit smoking, for a number of very good reasons.

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Parenting with a mental illness - COPMI

Parents Parenting with a mental illness You are not alone, you can get through this

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About mental illness - COPMI

These short videos can help you to understand your parent's mental illness and how it affects their behavior. What mental illness is, about different types of mental illnesses ('diagnoses'), whether your parent will get better, and how to look after yourself too.

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Smoking & mental illness

Why change smoking habits? People with a mental illness can, and do, quit smoking, for a number of very good reasons.Diseases caused by smoking are th...

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Complementary Therapies and mental illness.

What are complementary therapies? These are ways of helping yourself stay healthy which complement medical treatment. While these can be useful, care needs to be taken, especially when you have a mental illness. Some people use them instead of medical treatment or without consulting their doctor – this can be dangerous as substances used in ‘natural’ therapy are not required to undergo the same rigorous tests for safety as prescribed medications. The term ‘natural’ is also misleading, as most prescribed medications are actually derived from natural substances too.

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Fact vs myth: mental illness & violence

This factsheet addresses some of the most common myths about mental health issues and violence. People living with mental illness are no more violent...

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Different types of mental illness - COPMI

Information about different types of mental illness (or 'diagnoses') and how parents with these illnesses may feel or behave.

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Mental illness & physical health

Looking after our physical health is important for everyone, but it can be an extra challenge if you have a mental illness.This may be related to the...

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