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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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Now open Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm (AEST), the SANE Help Centre specialises in complex mental illness – including bipolar, BPD, schizophrenia and severe anxiety or depression.

SANE Help Centre: Extended Hours

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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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In light of the current postal survey on marriage equality, we've reflected on our role in supporting inclusion and reducing discrimination for people at risk of, or experiencing, complex mental illness.

SANE's position on marriage equality

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Remembering the past is important. It defines who we are. But sometimes the process of storing an experience as a memory can go awry.

Coping with flashbacks

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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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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.