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Learn the basics about a variety of common mental health disorders in Queensland, Australia.
Informative articles designed to help you learn more about different aspects of mental health.
Your Online Guide to Mental Health Disorders
MentalHealthQLD.com.au is your online guide dedicated to supplying you with up-to-date information regarding mental health and mental illness in Queensland. The information contained on this site has been written by Clem Bonney, a mental health professional with 10+ years of experience treating mental health patients in Queensland.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducted a National Health Survey in 2017-18 which stated that 4.8 million people (20.1% of the Australian population) experience mental and behavioural conditions.
Please contact the QLD Government Mental Health Access Line on 1300 642 255 if yourself, a friend or a family member require urgent assistance.
Mental Health Disorders
Learn more about a variety of mental health disorders that are common within Queensland:
An anxiety disorder is more than feeling a little stressed or worried. This is normal and helps us complete tasks and goals in out life.
People with an anxiety disorder experience stress and worry at a higher level, which impacts on their ability to successfully complete day to day activities.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder is a common mental health condition that is recognised by a person’s poor perception of themselves, risky behaviours, poor interpersonal skills and impulsivity that impacts poorly on the person.
Depression is a condition where the person can feel sad, lonely, hopeless & have no or little motivation. It is a condition that many people will experience at some stage in their lives. Approx. 3 in f people will experience depression at some stage in their lives and 1 in 5 people have it now.
Perinatal / Postnatal Depression
This is a type of depression than can occur during pregnancy or within 12 months of a baby being born.
It occurs in 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men. 1 in 1000 may develop a psychosis, with hallucinations and delusions.
PTSD is a form of anxiety that develops following a person or a close friend or relative was exposed to a life threatening or traumatic event. PTSD can develop from a wide range of experiences such as car accidents, bush fires, experiencing or witnessing violence, war, sexual assault and traumatic child birth.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that is characterised by a person having odd thoughts or behaviours, hallucinations or delusions. A hallucination is when you hear or see something that is not there, and a delusion is when a person believes something that is not true or strange.