Everyone, at some point in their life have struggled with their mental health.  If you’ve found yourself in this space, it  doesn’t necessarily mean you have a mental illness.  It just means you’re human.

We recognise that the issue of mental health occupies a large part of society now, and rightfully so.  Too many people have been hurt by mental illness, either directly or indirectly, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

We are strong advocates for the recognition of mental health disability as a real thing, deserving of equal attention and resources as other disabilities.  Whilst not all mental illnesses will result in a functional disability, we recognise that too many people with mental health disabilities fall through the cracks.

Mental Illnesses can include

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders including drug addiction
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Suicidal Behaviours
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder.
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorders such as Schizophrenia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Mental Illness is a real thing

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability all over the world.  Now more than ever, we are realising more and more that the cost of not addressing mental illness is far reaching.  We can do something about that.  You can do something about that.

We can help.

Why getting the RIGHT kind of help is important

Major mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder (to name a few) have a profound impact on a person’s wellbeing, as well as the people around them.  Very often the direct impact to the individual and the indirect impact on the people around them are not realised until the damage has been done.

Mental illness is quite different from a medical illness, but not every negative situation or emotion constitutes the presence of a mental illness.  But just because you don’t have a mental illness doesn’t mean you can’t be better with a bit of help.

Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve quality of life, and more importantly prevent deterioration of function and relationships.

We can help!

The Shrink Academy collaborates closely with our partners at The Shrink Company, a specialist mental health service with a broad range of skills and experience in diagnosis, management, and treatment of mental illnesses.

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