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Mental Health Column

Prescription Medications

Medications have many benefits but unfortunately some can be highly addictive.

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 psychological treatments. Here is how to identify symptoms and connect yourself or a loved one with the right support.

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 in 2018 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.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is much more common than many people may think. It affects approximately 25% of people who are exposed to traumatic experiences, and can prolong trauma for many years after the initial trauma. But there is hope for recovery with the right help.

Changes to health insurance

Changes to mental health insurance

Often when you need medical treatment, you need it right away. That goes for mental as well as physical health.

On 1 April 2018, the Australian Government introduced changes to the private health insurance system to improve access to mental health services to help ensure those who need help can get it in a timely manner.