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Addiction does not discriminate

Heartbreaking, common and treatable: the truth about addiction in Australia

If addiction is affecting your family, you’re not alone. In fact, one in 20 Australian deaths last year was caused by alcohol or illicit drugs. Addictions are often undetectable until the addicted person has reached crisis point, causing untold suffering for both the addicted person and their loved ones.

Depression: it’s much more common than you think

Depression: it’s much more common than you think

Depression affects one in six people at some point in their lifetime, yet fewer than half those affected ever access treatment. Here is how to identify symptoms and connect yourself or a loved one with the right support.

Depression in Australia

International Women’s Day 2019

Women’s Mental Health
When it comes to mental health illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the prevalence is the same for women as for men. Women however do have much higher rates of anxiety, one in three women in Australia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of sexual violence, one in five. Serious mental illness, makes women much more vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse. Borderline personality disorder is a female-dominant diagnosis. Women are nine times more likely than men to suffer from an eating disorder – a condition that has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.