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Mental Health Advice Book

For practitioners helping veterans with common mental health problems.

Maximising mental health. Minimising mental illness.

Revised 2012

Prepared for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs by the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013

ISBN 1 920720 90 1
P01621

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Citation

Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (2012). Mental Health Advice Book for Practitioners: Helping Veterans with Common Mental Health Problems, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Canberra.

Disclaimer

This book, its accompanying DVD and online resources (available from www.at-ease.dva.gov.au)have been developed to assist health professionals, including medical practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counsellors and rehabilitation service providers, who care for veterans. The assessment and treatment of mental health problems requires the consideration of an individual’s particular circumstances by a qualified health professional, practising within the limits of their competence and accepted standards at the time for their profession. This book is not a substitute for such professional competence and expert opinion, and should not be used to diagnose or prescribe treatment for any mental health problem. The views expressed in this book are not necessarily those of the Australian Government or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The Australian Government and the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health do not accept liability for any injury, illness, damage or loss incurred by any person arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information and advice that is provided in this book.

Enquiries

For enquiries or to provide feedback on this book, either use the reply paid feedback form at the back of this book or contact: Director, Mental Health Programs Section Department of Veterans’ Affairs PO Box 21 Woden ACT 2606 Telephone: 133 254 www.dva.gov.au