Mental illnesses may be caused by life events, genetic factors or birth defects. They can be temporary or lifelong and include mood, anxiety, personality, psychotic and compulsive disorders. Help is available to prevent or manage mental health problems.
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Topic: Introduction to mental illness
The relationship between stress and mental illness is complex, but it is known that stress can worsen an episode of mental illness.
Almost half of all Australians will be affected by mental illness at some time in their life.
The correct treatment for mental illness can help a person’s condition to improve or, in some cases, recover completely
All suicide threats are serious. You don't have to be a trained professional to help a person contemplating suicide.