Mental Health Awareness

What is Mental Illness?

Mental illness is a general term that refers to a group of illnesses that affect the brain. A mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person feels, thinks, behaves, and interacts with other people. Mental illnesses are diagnosed according to standardized criteria. The symptoms of mental illness may interfere with people’s lives in different ways and to different degrees. The severity of mental disorders can be classified as mild, moderate or severe. This is based on what impact the symptoms have on someone’s home management, social life, ability to work and relationships.

Portrait of thoughtful pondering middle aged hoary man touching chin, looking at camera. Head shot close up pensive mature old grandfather thinking of problems difficulties, retirement life concept.

Mental Health Facts

1 in 5 Australians adults experience a mental illness every year.

Of the 20% of Australians with a mental illness in any one year, 11.5% have one disorder and 8.5% have two or more disorders.

Almost half (45%) Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

54% of people with mental illness do not access any treatment. Mental illness is associated with an increased risk of suicide.

If you are experiencing any symptoms or have a family or friend you are concerned about. Please contact us to make a booking with our GP’s or clinical phycologist

Don’t miss our Must Watch Amtan Videos, featuring medical experts and experiences on this topic. Be sure to Like and Share these videos with anyone who may also appreciate the message. We endeavor to bring you education and awareness to help better support yourself, your family and your community.

R U OK? A Message of Encouragement

Australian of the Year Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM discusses Mental Health with Dr Tanya Unni, Founder, Amtan Medical Centres

Dr Tanya Speaks to Daniel – A Personal Story of Mental Health Journey

Amtan – For a Happier, Healthier You