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Mental illness is real

But we’re not alone. There is much that can be done, and together we can help each other lead a better life.

What is mental illness?


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'I didn’t want to accept it back then, I was embarrassed and didn’t know how to tell my family. We didn’t know what depression was.'

Living Stories - Meet Nicole

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Advice on the most pressing questions about mental illness from people with lived experience, carers and the SANE Help Centre.

Your questions answered

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Sandy has lived with Schizophrenia for over 30 years. She is a celebrated author and poet who writes with honesty and humour about the realities of living with a mental illness.

Living with Schizophrenia

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SANE bipolar app: non-clinical trial

We're building an app with the support of Gandel Philanthropy that will track the potential onset of mania and also notify a nominated support person. Let us know if you want to be involved.

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SANE online forums

Anonymous online support and connection for people affected by mental illness, carers, families and friends.

The forums are welcoming, safe and moderated 24 hours a day.

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Facts & Guides

All you need to know about the symptoms, treatments and finding help for yourself and others.

These easy-to-read, practical guides have been reviewed by clinicians and members of the community.