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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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This year, our supporters helped us provide 12,000 hours of free specialist support for people affected by complex mental illness. Help us as reach 40,000 Australians per year by 2020.

Support the SANE Help Centre

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Tell us your experiences of supporting a family member, or friend, following a suicide attempt. This research will be used to guide new SANE resources to help people in need.

Could your experience help save a life?

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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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Spotlight on... OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often misunderstood and stigmatised.

So we've put together a selection of videos, articles and other useful information to help raise awareness about this 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.