Health Diary: Mental Health Awareness Month
Almost 50 per cent of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, but are mental health disorders becoming more common? And how can we seek help for them?
Last Reviewed: 09/10/2018
Mental illness: how family and friends can help
When a relative or friend develops a mental illness, it can be distressing, worrying and isolating for everyone involved.
Mental illness: available treatments
Find out which health care professionals treat mental illness and about the variety of different treatments available.
Suicidal behaviour and self-harm
Suicide involves not only a tragic loss of a life, but also great sadness and soul-searching among the family and friends of the person who has died, and the community at large.
Depression: Q and A
Depression is very common, affecting more than one in 5 people in Australia in their lifetime. Get the answers to commonly asked questions about depression, including what can be done to help.
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that can affect people who have seen or been involved in a traumatic event. PTSD can disrupt the lives of people affected and their families.