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Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Illnesses
Schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses interfere with the ability to think, act and feel. When acutely ill, a person may lose contact with reality. The symptoms are often very distressing for people affected and those who care for them. These…
Grief Trauma and Sexual Abuse: Two women
Grief, Trauma and Sexual Abuse: The stories of two women' is a strong reminder of the experiences of victims of sexual assault and the impact on their lives. These two stories will evoke strong emotions, raise awareness and increase the…
Depression: Living with Depression
Clinical depression is an illness, a medical condition. It significantly affects the way someone feels, causing a persistent lowering of mood. Depression is often accompanied by a range of other physical and psychological symptoms that can interfere with the way…
Living with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a treatable condition marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy and behavior. It is called bipolar disorder because a person's mood can alternate between the "poles" of mania (high, elevated mood)…
Living with PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect many different people, from survivors of rape and survivors of natural disasters to military service men and women. Experiencing traumatic events can change the way our brains function. Especially with severe or repeated exposure,…
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a long term disease of the lungs which causes shortness of breath and includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is one of the leading causes of death and preventable hospitalisation in Australia and places…
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are common, affecting about one in ten with persistent, excessive worrying that can hinder their ability to function. This Speaking From Experience program offers first-hand accounts from people living with Anxiety Disorders. They discuss the impact it has…
Losing a baby - Miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death
For most parents and families, pregnancy is a happy time filled with joyful anticipation and plans for the future. Losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death can cause feelings of shock, sadness and despair, and impact on every…
Families and Eating Disorders
An eating disorder is a serious mental illness, where eating and body weight or shape become an unhealthy focus of someone's life. These disorders can destroy a person's quality of life and undermine family relationships. This Speaking from Experience program…
Living With Schizophrenia (Asia)
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behaviour and speech, and delusions or hallucinations. Schizophrenia typically begins in young adulthood, and causes can be due to genetics, environment, and psychological and social processes. Delusions…
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is an illness that affects brain function. It causes extreme moods. People with Bipolar Disorder can become high, over-excited and reckless, or imagine that they are more important than they are. They can…
Young People and Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes or Juvenile Diabetes) is a condition where there is too much glucose or sugar in the blood because the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin. Insulin is the hormone that…
Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease that can occur at any time of life, although it does first appear more commonly in younger people. Unlike type 2 diabetes, it is not a lifestyle related condition and cannot be prevented…
Diabetes - Type 2
Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood. Glucose, a form of sugar, is the main source of fuel for our bodies. In people with diabetes, blood glucose levels are higher than normal because the…
Young People and Mental Health
Mental health problems affect one in five of us every year, and many of these conditions first affect people during their teenage years. Anxiety disorders, depression and other forms of mental illness are highly distressing and confusing for the person…
Diabetes: Young People with Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition in which there is too much sugar in the blood. Children with diabetes usually have Type 1 diabetes, in which the pancreas doesn't make insulin. It is one of the most common chronic diseases in children.…
Families and Chronic Illness
As the Australian population ages, many older people are living with chronic illnesses for long periods of time. In some cases, as their health deteriorates older people become dependent on younger members of the family for care and assistance. Often…
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. It affects twice as many women as men, who are usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40.This Speaking From Experience video offers offer first-hand accounts from people…
Huntington's Disease
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited brain disorder passed from parent to child via a defective gene. Onset usually occurs at age 35-45 years, after which people experience a steady decline over the next 20 years or so. This Speaking…
Osteoarthritis: Hip and Knee
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting nearly one and a half million Australians. It can appear at any age, but tends to occur more commonly in women and in people aged over 40 years. Two of…