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Mental illness isn't the only reason for suicide ⋅ Sydney Morning HeraldWhile the need to destigmatise mental illness goes without saying, we can no longer ignore other factors that also drive people to take... more
Former AFP psychologists call for agency to reinstate peer support program ⋅ Sydney Morning HeraldThe push is supported by mental health experts and the federal police union.
Government to act on military mental health ⋅ News.com.auA landmark report by the National Mental Health Commission has made 23 recommendations, based on input from 3200 people in the defence... more
Turnbull Government should set national suicide reduction target, mental health advocates say ⋅ ABC NewsThe renewed push follows a meeting of the Council of Australian Governments Health Council last week, when it announced it would develop... more
A transcript of Julia Gillard's speech at Adelaide University in her capacity as the new chair of Beyond Blue.
Online mental health treatments are proven to reduce depression ⋅ Sydney Morning HeraldThe international meta-analysis, published in JAMA Psychiatry found self-guided online cognitive behavioural therapy "can provide treatment... more
Driving to Health project looks at how apps can help mental health of taxi drivers ⋅ Sydney Morning HeraldThe University of Melbourne is conducting a world-first study examining digital technologies' impact on the mental health and wellbeing of... more
Grant Trebilco, 36, was hospitalised to treat bipolar in 2012, and once he was released, he turned to surfing to help manage the illness.
Mental health taskforce announced in major review of services ⋅ The AustralianHealth Minister Greg Hunt will today establish the mental health advisory group, to be co-chaired by Mental Health Australia CEO Frank... more
Advocates fear as many as 200,000 Australians might lose support in transition to NDIS.