Worried. Sad. Angry. Scared. Upset.
We all have these feelings sometimes. If these feelings last 2 weeks or more or keep coming back it maybe a mental health issue.
NSW CID has Mental Health Fact Sheets - good info and and great conversation starters around what can be a sensitive topic.
Ask CID can also help with information and referral to Mental Health services
Ph 1800 424 065
Mental Health Day is near, so maybe it's time to check in on your Mental Health or the health of someone you know.
Down Syndrome NSW resources on mental health in people with Down syndrome
- Dennis McGuire’s Mental Wellness seminar now available online
- Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome, Dennis McGuire and Brian Chicoine, Woodbine House (DS NSW library collection)
- Down Syndrome: When to Worry about Mental Health and What to Do About It! A Guide for Parents and Care-Givers, Robin Friendlander and Peter Johnson (DS NSW library collection)
Mental Health Month NSW is part of a national mental health promotion campaign held throughout October each year. The timing of the campaign centres on World Mental Health Day, which is marked each year on October 10.
For further information visit the Mental Health Association NSW website.