Depression is a common condition among Australians, but that doesn't make it easy. Depression isn't a single condition, but a term that covers a broad range of mental health issues that encompass symptoms such as persistent sadness, hopelessness, loss of interest, negativity or sometimes no feelings or a sense of emptiness.
Feeling sad is a normal part of life, especially after a loss or difficult life events. But depression is more than just feeling sad. Sometimes depression can be triggered by a combination of factors and life events, and sometimes it can have no obvious cause at all.
Depression, whatever the type or cause you to withdraw from family and friends, feel tired and affect your work, relationships and daily life.
Know that you are not in this alone, and talking to someone is the first step to feeling better. There is a lot of support available for you if you are struggling with depression.
One in four Australians will experience an anxiety disorder at some time in their life.
During life’s big moments, fear and worry can be a normal part of it all. However, when feelings of anxiety get too much or won’t go away, it can be debilitating.
Anxiety can disrupt our life, including our relationships, work, and overall health and well-being. There are different types of anxiety; generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), panic attacks and panic disorders.
You don't have to live with worry and anxiety. We're here to help manage feelings of anxiety so you can feel comfortable and calm again.
It can be really scary to have these feelings. When individuals feel completely overwhelmed, they may resort to hurting themselves or considering suicide as an escape.
The reasons behind such behaviours are multifaceted, often rooted in mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, or PTSD, and sometimes catalysed by personal life crises or distressing events.
Remember, your feelings are valid, but it's important to understand that there's always help and hope available. If you're struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, it's critical to reach out to someone.
Our service is here to provide the necessary support and intervention to help you navigate these difficult moments. You are not alone in this struggle.
Experiencing traumatic events can have profound effects on our lives, potentially leading to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Trauma can range from single, life-threatening incidents to prolonged, repeated exposure to distressing experiences. These incidents may trigger symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, avoidance behaviours, emotional numbing, hyperarousal, or even flashbacks and nightmares.
In dealing with PTSD and trauma, it's important to acknowledge your feelings and understand that recovery is possible.
There are specialised treatment approaches available to help manage your symptoms and regain a sense of control over your life. Remember, healing takes time, and it's okay to ask for help.
Family is a crucial part of our lives, providing us with support, love, and a sense of belonging.
However, familial relationships can also bring stress and conflicts. Issues within the family, such as divorce, separation, blended family struggles, or parent-child conflicts, can impact our mental health, creating feelings of distress, guilt, and anxiety.
During these challenging times, it's essential to seek support. Whether you need someone to listen, provide advice, or offer strategies for coping, we're here to assist.
Our service is dedicated to helping you navigate through these tough family issues, and together we can work towards healthier, more positive familial relationships.
Medications are often a significant part of treatment plans for mental health conditions.
However, understanding and managing them can sometimes be a daunting task. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, timing, and the fear of dependency are just some of the concerns that may arise.
Knowing how to manage your medication and its side effects is critical for your well-being and the effectiveness of your treatment.
Our team is here to guide you through this process, ensuring you have all the information you need and answering any questions you may have.
We want to ensure your medication is serving its purpose: supporting you on your journey to better mental health.
Given MCMHS offers a variety of tailored mental health services, it is important for us to get to know you. Our online registration process makes it easy for you to add your details and upload documentation to your file from the safety of you home. We accommodate any barriers experienced to this process by offering support through our mental health trained administration staff. You will always find a friendly ear with an understanding of your immediate needs. Our processes ensure you get the appropriate care at the right time.
To get started, new clients will need to register below, existing clients can book in at one of our locations.
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