Mental health

Mental health – having a mind that’s healthy and well is just as important as being physically well. Learn about how CBHS can help you recover from, or avoid, a mental health condition.

Mental Health

Almost half of all Australians aged between 16-85 years, or 7.3 million people, will experience mental illness at some point in their life. That means that you or someone you love might need to access help one day.

There are many different mental illnesses, and symptoms might range from mild to severe. While mental health conditions are serious, they are treatable. There are things you can do at home to help alleviate negative emotions and there are different pathways to access professional help too.

Statistics

20%

One in five of us will experience a common mental disorder in a given year.

50%

Half of Australians will experience a common mental disorder in their lifetime

286,985

people went to emergency departments for mental health treatment in 2017–18.

4

in every 10 people who went to emergency departments needed a hospital admission.

Sources

https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health
https://www.aihw.gov.au
 
https://www.sane.org/

All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified health care professional.