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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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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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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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'Music is an outlet I use to get good feelings in or bad feelings out,' explains TV and radio personality, podcaster and SANE Australia Board Director Osher Günsberg.

Osher Günsberg's top five hope songs

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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.