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How to get help with mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you’re concerned about your mental health because of the COVID-19 crisis, here are some of the tips, services and resources available to help you.

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How military veterans and their families can access health services, mental health support

There are many ways for the serving and ex-serving community to seek help for mental health and general wellbeing, starting with the DVA's AT-Ease portal.

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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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Stress

The ‘fight or flight’ response can help us, but in the long term, chronic stress can have damaging effects. Discover ways to keep calm and carry on.

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Mental health resources for adults

Good mental health increases your enjoyment and appreciation of all aspects of life, and improves your ability to cope with life’s challenges.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function.

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Depression

There’s more to depression than ‘the blues’. If you’re sad for weeks, lack energy or no longer enjoy things you used to, you could be depressed.

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Melancholia (depression with melancholic features)

Melancholia is a type of depression, sometimes referred to as melancholic depression. Read more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment here.

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Get the answers to your postnatal depression questions

Perinatal anxiety and depression (often called postnatal depression) is incredibly common among mums and dads, but many new parents don't speak up or get the help they need.

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Older people and mental health

Older people can have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, which are often caused by triggers such as grief, loss or illness.

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