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Mental illness

One in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness in any given year. Here is information on causes and symptoms of mental illness, and where to find help.

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Mental illness stigma

People with mental health problems may face stigma, which can lead to discrimination and make mental illness worse. Find out how to reduce stigma.

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How to talk about your mental health concerns

Talking about your mental health concerns to your friends, family, partner or boss can be difficult. Here's how to start the conversation.

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Caring for someone with a mental illness

Caring for a friend or family member with a mental illness can be challenging. These tips will help you look after your own mental health and access support.

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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.

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Nine signs of mental illness - infographic

Can you spot the difference between a bad mood and something more serious? This infographic could point to a mental health issue in someone you love.

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Mental health programs

There are several programs that provide support and education for people who are experiencing mental illness.

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Mental health services — infographic

There are several organisations that provide much of the support and education for people with mental illness and their families and carers throughout Australia.

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Lithium

Lithium is a medicine used to treat some mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder. Learn about the risks and benefits of this mood-stabilising medication.

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Recovery and mental health

The ‘recovery’ approach to mental illness is more than managing symptoms - it’s about creating a meaningful satisfying life, with hope and resilience.

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