Family and friends
Mental illness is more common than you may realise...
Nearly half of the population will experience a mental health problem at some stage in their lives and almost one in five Australians will experience a mental illness in a 12-month period.*
Ultimately, there are three words that I think may be useful for someone experiencing mental illness to hear ‘I am here’.
Amanda, a mother with mental illness
This pages below are intended to link you to helpful resources from experts in various areas.
- Tips to support your loved one
- Understanding mental illness
- Helping the parent
- Helping the child
- About coping
- My grandchild has a parent with a mental illness
*SANE Australia, 'Facts and figures about mental illness', http://www.sane.org/sane-media/for-students/204-facts-and-figures-about-mental-illness