According to new research by the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA), four out of ten Australians who use mental health services are very satisfied with them. “We surveyed 1,000 Australians and more than 40% of those who experience, or have been diagnosed with, a mental illness told us they are very satisfied with the…

Mental ill health is one of the major obstacles to a productive and rewarding working life. So a landmark alliance is being formed to help create mentally healthy Australian workplaces. The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance is a collaborative partnership between business, the mental health sector and government, and was officially launched by the National Mental…

Eating disorders are serious abnormalities or impairments in eating behaviour that are excessive and compulsive in nature.  These range from severe overeating up to the point of extreme obesity to unhealthy reduction of food intake up to the point of starvation and emaciation.  These eating disturbances are serious enough to be considered mental illnesses requiring…

Anorexia nervosa, sometimes simply called anorexia, is an eating disorder characterised by an obsessive fear of gaining weight or appearing fat and a stubborn refusal to maintain the ideal weight for one’s age and height.  It is a form of mental illness because the individual suffers from a distorted image of his/her body shape and…

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