Common Mental Health Issues

Mental Health

Typical Mental Health Issues

Based on the research, mental illness impacts on Australia making it one of the three causes of Disability in the country. About forty-five percent or nearly half of the population experience a mental disorder at some stage in their lives. The ratio is one in every five Australians, and experiencing a mental illness in any 12-month period. As a result here at Sex Life Therapy we also work with common mental health issues through counselling in Melbourne.

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When we experience any form of abuse it can be painful. The pain may cloud confidence and we can find it difficult to want to share our experience with others. Click here to learn more.
Anger is a natural emotion. When used constructively and positively, anger can can help us to achieve. Click here to learn more.
Anxiety is a normal feeling we experience in response to threatening situations. Anxious feelings can also result in sweating, tension, panic and avoidant behaviour. Click here to learn more.
Body image is a fascinating aspect of the self. People often have multiple body images and there will be times when we feel okay about our bodies, and times when we do not feel so good. Click here to learn more.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) complex mental health issue involving multiple symptoms and maladaptive behaviour. Click here to learn more.
We receive cultural and interpersonal messages about eating and our bodies on a continual basis. Some people become obsessed with body image and weight control. Click here to learn more.
Bereavement is the feeling or experience of grief when we someone close to us dies or leaves us, or when we loose something close to us. Click here to learn more.
Recent studies in Australia have found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people experience markedly poorer mental health than the general population (Leonard et al, 2012). Click here to learn more.
Self-esteem refers to how we value ourselves. It is our belief of our value to the world around us and how important we think we are to others in our life. Click here to learn more.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by the presence of recurring and intrusive thoughts, images and/or impulses (obsessions) and repetitive behaviours and mental rituals (compulsions). Click here to learn more.
Stress is not a diagnosis, or a mental illness, yet a condition we may experience at different points in our lives. Click here to learn more.
Depression affects one in five of us at some point in our lives. Depression can be more than just low mood, it can be for a short period of time or over longer periods.. Click here to learn more.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can occur after any traumatic event. Click here to learn more.


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