Did you know that 20% of Australians suffer from a mental health illness? That is 1 in 5 of us. If you're sitting in a room of 5 or more of you, studies show there is one or more of you that suffers from a mental health illness. Mental illness or a mental disorder includes a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behaviour.
Mental illness can make it difficult for someone to cope with work, relationships and other demands. A familiar mental illness to many is anxiety disorders and/or depression however there are many other illnesses which fall under this general term, including but not limited to; bipolar, behavioural and emotional disorders, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, paranoia, post-traumatic stress disorder, to mention a few.
We've selected 10 of the best essential oils to help support or act as a complimentary, natural form of treatment alongside other remedies that help treat mental illnesses. This is not to say essential oils will treat or replace your current treatment, we advise to seek professional medical advice for these illnesses however essential oils may help you soften feelings of emotional, mental and physical overload.