Over four million Aussies will experience mental ill-health this year alone. But what is mental ill-health and what do we do about it?

Everybody has a mental health, just as we all have physical health. Mental ill-health can interfere with how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. It may or may not meet the criteria for a mental illness diagnosis like major depressive disorder, social anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Symptoms of mental ill-health don’t have to be severe for someone to seek help. In our latest Instagram post, we explore the difference between mental health and ill-health and how to get help if you’re struggling.

If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of mental ill-health, don’t suffer alone or in silence. With the right help, things can get better!