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Social media monitoring apps shine spotlight on internet addiction ⋅ ABC News

Social media monitoring apps targeting programs like Facebook and Instagram are revealing alarming habitual behaviour and extreme levels of... more

Legalising same-sex marriage linked to drop in youth suicide ⋅ Triple J Hack

Research from the USA found that in the 32 states that permitted same-sex marriage, there was a seven per cent reduction in suicide... more

Is the black dog the elephant in the room for our football codes? ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

I talk to dozens of people around footy and other codes who regularly tell me about sportspeople wrestling with the thought of suicide.

Regional fathers needed to fight against male suicide rates ⋅ Northern Star

Youngmen in regional and rural NSW are being asked to open up about their fears, expectations and experiences of fatherhood in a Deakin... more

Is a teen moody? Or depressed? ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

The hardest questions pediatricians must routinely ask teenagers at checkups are those about depression and suicide.

No link between sunshine and mental health in young women, Australian study finds ⋅ Triple J Hack

A study has found no association between depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, or psychological distress with vitamin D status.

Indigenous LGBTQI suffering must be addressed, conference hears ⋅ SBS News

The National Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum has been told that more needs to be done to prevent suicide among Indigenous... more

Supportive social networks can mitigate LGBTI mental health risk, study finds ⋅ The Guardian Australia

Research carried out by the Australian National University found that the risk commonly attributed to sexual orientation was driven by... more

Can virtual reality help cure mental health issues? ⋅ PC & Tech Authority

Virtual-reality treatments are still a new phenomenon in the world of healthcare, and many of the concepts out there are in the early... more

Youth suicides: Grafton community calls for help over lack of mental health resources ⋅ ABC News

Families in northern NSW are calling for help to end a spate of youth suicides around Grafton, with at least six teens taking their own... more