Around 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health problem at some time during their life. Getting help and support early can make a big difference to getting the right treatment or assistance for your needs.
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Depression in young people

Feeling sad or moody sometimes is a part of life. Young people can feel sad and worried about life events such as exams, fights with family or friends, changing schools or moving house. If you are feeling depressed there a range of services and support to help you.

Depression in young people
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Rural issues alcohol and depression

People in rural or remote areas often have to deal with long-term sources of stress, such as extreme climatic events, financial worries and isolation. These can contribute to psychological distress and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Some people who are depressed turn to alcohol to feel better.

Rural issues - alcohol and depression
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Pregnancy and your mental health

Finding out you are pregnant can be a very exciting time. But it may also make you feel uncomfortable, unwell, worried and make you wonder how you are going to cope. And it doesn’t stop when the baby arrives.

Pregnancy and your mental health
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Types of mental health issues and illnesses

Mental illness is a general term for a group of illnesses that may include symptoms that can affect a person’s thinking, perceptions, mood or behaviour. Mental illness can make it difficult for someone to cope with work, relationships and other demands.

Types of mental health issues and illnesses
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Depression in men the first step is acknowledgment

Our blog on the effects of depression on men of all ages and backgrounds provides valuable insight into this problem. Since suicide is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 44, and 75 per cent of suicides in Australia are by men, it seems clear that many men are struggling in silence.

Depression in men
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Dealing with loss and grief

With the support of family and friends, most people gradually find ways to learn to live with grief and loss. However, for some, it may be helpful to seek professional support such as grief counselling. There are also strategies and bereavement services available to help you manage feelings of grief and loss.

Dealing with loss and grief