July 3, 2021

Mental health medications are commonly prescribed for people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, which is a chronic mood disorder that causes people to experience extreme mood swings.

But they can also be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, anxiety disorder and substance abuse.

What are mental health meds?

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Mental health medication is a medication that helps treat symptoms of mental illness.

It can help people who are struggling with a mental disorder, such as people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression, and can be used as a preventative or treatment for anxiety or depression.

A mental health treatment program can include counselling, occupational therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, occupational health and physical therapy.

Where can I get a mental care medication?

You can buy a prescription online from a pharmacy or from a health professional.

You can also buy prescription meds from a GP or a mental healthcare provider.

You should also ask the pharmacist to tell you the brand and dosage of the medication you want.

What is a mental wellbeing assessment?

The assessment that you will receive at the end of the assessment is called a mental wellness assessment (MWA).

It’s a brief, informal process that takes place in your home.

It will help you decide if the medication is right for you and how much to take.

The assessment is usually conducted by a licensed mental health professional who is not an NHS mental health consultant.

The medication you get may be different to what is recommended by your GP or mental health provider.

Who should I talk to about my medication?

Your GP can talk to your mental health practitioner about your medication.

Your mental health doctor will discuss with you your medication and the benefits and risks.

You’ll also have a chat with the pharma sales person at the pharmacy.

Who has access to my medication and when?

Your GP, mental health therapist or pharma salesman has access at all times to your medication, and to all your prescription data.

How do I know if I need medication?

If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health problems, ask your GP, your mental healthcare practitioner or pharmacist about what you should be taking and when you should take it.

You and your GP can also talk to the pharmas sales person about your medications.

Do I need to get an appointment?

If your GP says you should get an assessment, it’s best to have one.

It’s important that your GP and mental health specialist know what to expect.

If you don’t have an appointment, your GP will refer you to your pharma representative or the pharmacy for more information.

What if I get it wrong?

If the medication doesn’t work, ask the mental health pharma agent about the reason for the adverse reaction.

If it does work, your pharmas representative will help.

Do you need a prescription to take it?

Yes, you do need a medication to take a medication.

You don’t need a mental medical specialist to prescribe it.

But a mental illness medication is different to other types of medication.

They usually have a long shelf-life.

They are usually given over a period of months, or even years, rather than just a few days or weeks.

What happens if I miss an appointment or my medication is not prescribed?

You might need to contact the pharmacy again to ask about the next appointment or if you can’t get an outcome you want, or to see a GP for further advice.

If your symptoms persist, you may need to have a specialist to assess your mental wellbeing.

How can I contact the National Mental Health Alliance (NHA)?

If you need help or advice about a medication or mental wellbeing, contact the NHA on 1300 1894 2424 or visit www.nha.gov.au.

Your GP will need to sign off on the appointment, and they’ll also be able to provide you with more information about how to get help.

They may refer you for further treatment if needed.

If I have concerns about the medication, how to take or if I have any other concerns about it, how do I get advice?

If they are unsure about your health, ask them about your GP’s health history.

You may also call the NHP on 1800 038 790 or visit their website at www.healthcare.nhp.gov and ask about their prescription guidelines and their support and counselling services.

What other help is available?

If an appointment isn’t available, your healthcare provider may be able: talk to you about other options