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.
Dissociative identity disorder
Dissociative identity disorder, previously known as multiple personality disorder, causes people to feel as though they have multiple distinct personalities.
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.
Psychiatrists and psychologists
A psychiatrist is a doctor who has done extra medical training to become a specialist in mental health. Learn about what they do and how they can help you.
Antidepressant medications treat depression, anxiety and related conditions. They should only be used in consultation with a doctor.
A nervous breakdown (mental breakdown) is a term sometimes used when a person is suffering mental distress and temporarily can’t function in everyday life.