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Having arthritis can result in a loss of independence, self-esteem, the ability to work and continue social or recreational activities. These losses are risk factors for experiencing depression and anxiety.

People living with persistent pain are four times more likely to experience depression or anxiety than people living without pain. Arthritis Australia has developed an information sheet about Arthritis and emotional wellbeing. This information sheet covers many topics about arthritis and mental health, including who can help and helpful strategies. Click below to access.

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24/7 Crisis support services
If you or someone you care for needs assistance now, you can contact the following National 24/7 crisis support services:

Lifeline
13 11 14

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636

SA mental health triage service
12 14 65

13 Yarn
13 92 76

Kids helpline
1800 55 1800