Topic "Mental Health" in French - total 11 documentsTitle: Celebrate, connect, grow. Mental health month fact sheet 2012
Summary: Sometimes our biggest priority will be getting some help for things that are causing us problems or for changes in the way we are feeling and thinking.
Title: Consumer medication - benzodiazepines
Summary: Benzodiazepines are a type of medicine that has a sedative or calming effect. Benzodiazepines are prescribed to people who are anxious or distressed and can be used in the short-term treatment of some sleep problems. They can be prescribed by doctors to treat people who are experiencing mania. These medicines can be very effective when used for short periods of time under the supervision of your doctor. They do not replace other medications that your doctor has prescribed such as antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilisers.
Title: Consumer medication - clozapine
Summary: Clozapine is a medicine used to treat some kinds of mental illness. Clozapine can be called Clozaril, Clopine or Closyn. Clozapine is prescribed by doctors to people who have a psychotic illness, and is therefore known as an antipsychotic medicine. There are different types of antipsychotic medicines. Clozapine is a newer antipsychotic medicine.
Title: Consumer Medication - bipolar disorder - how medicine can help
Summary: Bipolar disorder is a mental illness. People with bipolar disorder have episodes of sustained and noticeable changes in their mood. They can go through periods of depression and episodes of mania. Mania is a strong mood that lasts for one week or longer. A person experiencing mania may have unusually high levels of energy, might be very irritable and may have rapid thoughts and speech. They may have thoughts that are not true (delusions), or they may see, hear, feel or taste things that are not really there (hallucinations). Bipolar disorder affects approximately 1-2% of the population.
Title: Depression - how medicine can help
Summary: Depression is a medical illness that can have serious effects on physical and mental health. The symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling sad most of the day, nearly every day
- Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
- Lack of energy
- Changes in sleep habits
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in sex drive
If you experience from any of these symptoms for most of the day for at least two weeks, then you may have depression.
Title: Kessler 10 (K10) assessment form
Summary: The Kessler (K10) measure is a 10-item self-report questionnaire intended to yield a global measure of "psychological distress" based on questions about the level of anxiety and depressive symptoms in the most recent 4-week period.
Title: Kessler 10 (K10) brochure - whose recovery and outcome are they anyway?
Summary: This brochure provides information about consumer self-assessment in mental health. It includes information about the Kessler 10 and how it will be used, as well as the Consumer Wellness Plan.
Title: Kindness: little acts, big impacts!
Summary: Just like your physical health and fitness, your mental health is worth taking care of and improving. This is true for everyone, regardless of whether they have or have not experienced mental illness.
Title: Psychosocial disability, recovery and the NDIS
Summary: This fact sheet explains what psychosocial disability is, how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can support you and how the NDIS works with other systems.
Title: Wellbeing: invest in your life. Mental health month fact sheet 2011
Summary: This fact sheet provides a number of simple, everyday ideas for how you can improve wellbeing.
Title: What is counselling?
Summary: The document explains what counselling is to assist you to assess your needs, setting goals, consider your options, discuss your safety and other concerns, talk about your feelings, access other services that you may require and plan for the future.
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