From around the web archive: 2015

December 2015

RANZCP calls for prevention of early deaths ⋅ The Sydney Morning Herald

The president of the College of psychiatrists has called on colleagues to "step up” efforts to protect consumers’ health.

Insurer ‘discriminated’ against depressed person ⋅ ABC News

A Melbourne woman is hopeful others with depression will be covered by travel insurance after her court win over QBE.

Man sues over involuntary ECT treatment ⋅ ABC 7:30

A Melbourne man is suing a hospital after he claims staff administered electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) against his will.

$100m to shift to ice addiction ⋅ The Australian

The Turnbull government will use more than $100m in cuts to mental health programs to help fund ‘ice’ services.

One quarter of homeless report mental health issues ⋅ Huffington Post

An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report has found mental health issues are on the rise among those accessing homelessness... more

Climate change triggers mental distress in farmers ⋅ ABC Rural

A study has found that farmers' mental health is being negatively impacted as weather patterns become more erratic.

Mental health services, police in world-first trial ⋅ West Australian

Health workers will join police on mental health emergency call outs in a world-first trial in Western Australia.

Pru Goward on mental health and her father ⋅ The Sydney Morning Herald

Minister Pru Goward has been interviewed a year on from the release of the strategic plan for mental health reform in NSW.

The case for family therapy in anorexia treatment ⋅ ABC Radio National

Professor James Locke from Stanford University says that family therapy could be the key to resolve eating disorders. 

First ever comprehensive review of ADHD medications ⋅ ABC Radio National

Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms.