Myths and facts about mental illness
What do you think when you hear the term mental illness? Incurable, runs in families, affects weak people, get over it, don't want to know?
SA Health has a comprehensive range of public mental health services. For information on these, plus other non-government organisations, Please visit the Mental Health services section on this website.
Below is a list of websites for more information about understanding and challenging the judgement associated with mental illness.
beyondblue. Downloadable resources for people experiencing depression or anxiety and their families and friends.
Blackdog Institute. Information on how to help someone who may have depression or bipolar disorder for friends, family and carers.
Headspace, National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Information for parents and carers of young people who may be experiencing mental illness.
Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria. A comprehensive range of fact sheets on understanding mental illness.
The Mental Health Commission of WA. Government of Western Australia information on mental health and reducing stigma.
Reach Out. Information and online support for young people experiencing mental illness.
SANE Australia. Information and case studies about stigma and the StigmaWatch program.