Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function. Here are symptoms, causes and treatment for PTSD.
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Complex PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop in people who have been through prolonged and repeated trauma, particularly in childhood.
Mental health programs
There are several programs that provide support and education for people who are experiencing mental illness.
Phobias are persistent, irrational fears. Learn more about phobias from trusted sources.
Bushfire health and safety
Bushfires have become a part of Australian life. Learn how to protect your health, prepare for a natural disaster, know which health conditions put you at greater risk, and how to cope emotionally.
Types of mental illness
There are nearly 300 mental disorders listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This is a handbook used by health professionals to help identify and diagnose mental illness.
New phone app could reduce suicide risk
A new app could help mental health patients and reduce suicide risk, by sending counsellors data on mood, activity and adherence to medication.
Psychiatrists vs psychologists
Confused by the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists? Read more about how they differ in education and approach, referral requirements and costs.
Online therapy (eTherapy)
eTherapy, online counselling or online therapy refers to psychological support, therapy, education and assistance delivered via the internet or an online platform.
Serotonin is a chemical substance that controls wellbeing and happiness. Not having enough serotonin is thought to contribute to depression. Learn more here, including how serotonin levels can be adjusted.