Fast Facts About Mental Illness

Discover the Facts About the Most Common Mental Health Issues and Their Impacts

senior-man-sitting-on-bed-at-homeA resource prepared by Desmond Harrington from Arrow Passage Recovery

Mental illness is a serious medical condition that can affect a person’s ability to function in their daily life. Suffering from mental illness means navigating the world differently than a person who doesn’t.

The most common mental illnesses are listed as:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Major Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dementia
  •  Dual Diagnosis

 

Desmond covers Misconceptions about Mental Illness:, Risk Factors, Warning Signs and other matters affecting the persons Quality of Life.

Read the full article here: https://www.arrowpassage.com/mental-illness-facts/

 

How to Help Someone With Depression

It is a fact of life that everyone has times in their life when things are not as good as they could be, times when people feel down and miserable. For most of us however, times such as these are transient, periods that we quickly come through before emerging from the dark times and into the light of ‘normality’ once again.

For a significant (and growing) number of people, their reality is unfortunately not like this. It is one where the dark times represent the norm, because they suffer varying degrees of unhappiness and anguish on an almost daily basis, and just getting through each day is a significant challenge for them.

The degree to which people can feel this way differs from person to person, but for those who suffer the most, genuine depression is the reality of the life that they face every day.

There are many support services for Depression, just web search in your local area. Here are links to 3 we have in Australia

Beyond Blue Support Service

Last year more than 150,000 people in Australia contacted Beyond about their concerns – both big and small – and you can too. All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential. Although we may ask for your first name and some general details, you can let us know if you’d like to remain anonymous.
See link contact details:
https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-support

Fact Sheets

Blue Dog Institute Mental Health Fact Sheets

https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/about-us/publications-and-resources/fact-sheets

SANE Australia Fact Sheets & Guides

https://www.sane.org/information-stories/facts-and-guides