Over the years, national mental health leaders and other prominent individuals have rung the Bell to mark the continued progress in the fight for victory over mental illnesses. Mental Health Australia members include national organisations representing consumers, carers, special needs groups, clinical service providers, public and private mental health service providers, researchers and state/territory community mental health peak bodies.
Infographic Fact Sheets that incorporate plain language explanations of diagnostic criteria for mental illnesses, first person accounts about how it feels, a breakdown of common myths and misperceptions, screening data from and coping skills on the topics of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis and Recovery.
Louisa outlined the legal framework for delivery of mental health services in Powys, which is overseen by the Powys Mental Health Planning & Development Partnership Its goal is: to unlock the benefits of wellbeing in terms of physical health, educational attainment, employment and emotional security”.
The Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry reports that four of the 10 leading causes of disability in the U.S. are psychiatric disorders – major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder” (2006).
As a result, others have tried to explain the difference by talking about a continuum where mental health is at one end of the spectrum – represented by feeling good and functioning well – while mental health conditions (or mental illness) are at the other – represented by symptoms that affect people’s thoughts, feelings or behaviour.