Mental illness is a serious health problem that affects thinking, feelings, our behaviour and our reactions.
Common mental illnesses include anxiety and depression. Less common are psychotic illnesses (losing touch with reality). A mental health problem becomes a disorder when the symptoms associated with the illness become severe and interfere with a person’s normal daily functioning.
A person with severe depression may struggle to get out of bed, or someone with severe anxiety may not be able to leave the home for fear of something catastrophic happening.
Psychotic disorders are much less common and include schizophrenia, bipolar and drug-induced psychosis.
Mental health problems can become more severe if left untreated. Early detection and intervention is vital as research confirms that treatment is more effective the sooner it commences.
If you are concerned about your own mental health, or if you are worried about someone you care for, please call Life Resolutions on 1300 668 256 to find out how we can help.
Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. This scheme provides considerable financial assistance to people living with mental heath problems, allowing them greater access to psychologists and providing more affordable mental healthcare.
To access the Medicare Rebate, you need your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician to complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist.
You may be eligible to receive Medicare rebates immediately into your bank account when paying for your session by cash, credit card, EFTPOS or cheque at all Life Resolutions locations.
Where is Our Mental Illness Service Located?
We are conveniently located Suite 401/398 Sydney Road, Coburg 3058 (entry via Page Street Plaza).
To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256