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Unemployment major contributor to veteran suicide rates, Senate inquiry hears ⋅ ABC News

The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention found that of 229 veterans studied, one in four attempted suicide.

Work hour limits need to change for better mental health and gender equality ⋅ The Conversation

More than 40% of employed Australians work more than 40 hours per week at the moment.

Mental health expenditure tops $8.5 billion ⋅ Sky News Australia

An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report shows $8.5 billion was spent nationally on mental health services in 2014/15.

Stress research could help close the gap ⋅ SBS News

Queensland scientists say new research has found impaired levels of the stress hormone cortisol in young indigenous people.

Mediterranean diet can help in fight against depression, Australian study finds ⋅ ABC News

Researchers at Deakin University have found the diet can help those suffering from severe depression.

Cyberbullying top of parents' minds as teens go back to school ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

Two in five Australian parents said that cyberbullying and bullying were their biggest concerns when sending their kids back to school.

Lithium better at treating bipolar: study ⋅ SBS News

An Australian study has found lithium to be better at protecting the brains of bipolar patients than that of a newer and more popular... more

Managing mental health in the workplace: Advice for employers and employees ⋅ ABC News

Managers need to build the confidence to ask employees how they are. There is no diagnosis required, no qualifications, just as there would... more

Quarter of school children are bullied, mental health service ReachOut says ⋅ ABC News

ReachOut has released a survey of 14 to 25-year-olds showing one in four had been a victim of bullying in the past 12 months.

Centrelink debt debacle is bad policy for mental health ⋅ The Conversation

The debt recovery system could hardly have been better designed to create conditions that cause chronic stress.

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