Mental health issues
Everyone experiences ups and downs in reaction to everyday life events, this is normal.
Mental health issues are common in the Australian population1 but it’s important to recognise that most people with a mental health issues can recover fully, especially if they receive help early2, whilst some people may require ongoing treatment to manage the issue they are experiencing.
Lifestyle changes and talking to a mental health professional can be effective for improving mental health issues1, allowing many people to function well on a daily basis and live fulfilled lives.
If these little things and support tools are not making a difference and you do not feel like your mental health is improving or you don’t feel like you are coping, it is important to seek help by visiting your GP or contacting a support service so these issues do not progress into something more severe.
For more information about diagnosed mental health conditions visit the mental health conditions section on our website.
Head to Health [Internet]. Canberra (Australia): Australian Government Department of Health; c2017. What should you know about mental health conditions and disorders? [updated 2017 Sept 28; cited 2019 Feb]. Available from: https://headtohealth.gov.au/mental-health-difficulties/what-should-you-know-about-mental-health-conditions-and-disorders
Mindframe National Media Initiative [Internet]. New South Wales (Australia); Australian Government Department of Health and Everymind; c2014. Facts and stats about mental illness in Australia [cited 2019 Feb]. Available from: https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/mental-health-myths-facts
Content last updated: 11 November 2017