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Supporting the mental health of Australians affected by complex mental illness.

About SANE Australia

Dr Michelle Blanchard and Dr Chris Groot at the Victorian Royal Commission in to Mental Health

All of us deserve to live a life free from discrimination, and to have access to quality mental health care when we need it. Read SANE's full submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System.

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In our new series on mental health and young adults, we're looking at identities, misconceptions, and embracing our whole selves.

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A statement on the recent news around institutional abuse and trauma from SANE Australia, the Anne Deveson Research Centre and the Dax Centre.

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SANE Australia in partnership with the National Mental Health Commission is pleased to share a new research report: Understanding how best to respond to the needs of Australians living with personality disorder.

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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.​

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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?

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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 …

Dr Michelle Blanchard with Dr Chris Groot at the Mental Health Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

All of us deserve to live a life free from discrimination, and to have access to quality mental health care when we need it. Read SANE's full submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System.

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Be kind to your mind: Embracing all of you

In our new series on mental health and young adults, we're looking at identities, misconceptions, and embracing our whole selves.

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StigmaWatch

Become a StigmaWatcher and help tackle stigma in the media surrounding mental illness and suicide.

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Learn about the SANE Forums

The SANE Forums are full of people who want to talk to you and offer support. We care about what’s going on for you - because between us all, we’ve been through a lot.

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Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder causes people to experience intense mood swings, from manic highs to depressive lows. Not everyone experiences bipolar the same way. Learn more and meet people who have shared their experiences.

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Families, friends & carers

Guides and resources for families, friends and others caring for someone with a mental illness.

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OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often misunderstood and stigmatised. So we've put together a selection of videos, articles and other useful information to break down the stigma and raise awareness.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an illness that disrupts the functioning of the mind. 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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Talking about suicide

We've put together a selection of factsheets, articles, personal stories and videos to help you talk to and support someone thinking about suicide.

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Workplace mental health

Resources and information for better mental health at work.

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BPD

BPD can be highly distressing for the person affected, and often for their family and friends too. 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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Mental health basics

Everything you need to know about mental health and illness including treatments, support, and how you can help yourself.