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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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Young Faces of Mental Illness, is a collaboration between SANE and batyr supporting young adults to share their stories.

Spotlight on young adults

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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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'Finding out what I had was incredible. It was life-changing.' SANE Speaker Julie on receiving a diagnosis of OCD and her experience of getting treatment.

Julie's Story

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R U OK?Day encourages us to ask about the wellbeing of others. But what happens if someone responds with 'no, I'm not okay'.

Responding to someone who isn’t ‘OK’

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

Hannah - Living Stories

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Schizophrenia Awareness Week

To coincide with Schizophrenia Awareness Week, we've put together a selection of factsheets, articles, personal stories and videos to raise awareness of this often misunderstood illness.

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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.