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Mental illness is real

But we’re not alone. There is much that can be done, and together we can help each other lead a better life.

What is mental illness?

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SANE Peer Ambassador Cameron took part in the two-part SBS documentary How 'Mad' Are You? Cameron, who lives with schizophrenia, shares his thoughts on a series that questions society's assumptions about mental illness.

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Psychiatric medications play an important role in the treatment and management of mental illness. Yet despite being commonplace there are many myths.​

Busting 10 myths about medication

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It's a sad reality that people living with mental illness will hear inappropriate comments. So, what's the worst thing you can say to someone living with a mental illness?

What not to say

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'The intrusive thoughts that define OCD are constant. They don’t take a break when you’re at work, with friends, on weekends or holidays.'

Tim's Story

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People like us

Real-life stories from people who live with mental illness, their families, friends and carers.

'It’s a scary illness, but it doesn’t mean the people who have it are scary. We’re human, just like everyone else.'

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SANE online forums

Anonymous online support and connection for people affected by mental illness, carers, families and friends.

The forums are welcoming, safe and moderated 24 hours a day.

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Facts & Guides

All you need to know about the symptoms, treatments and finding help for yourself and others.

These easy-to-read, practical guides have been reviewed by clinicians and members of the community.