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Commissioner praises Valley's stance on mental health ⋅ The Daily Examiner

The NSW Mental Health Commissioner has praised the Clarence Valley community for its work to improve mental health.  

Mental health funding in 2017 budget is too little ⋅ The Conversation

This week’s federal budget allocated A$115 million in new funding over four years. 

Federal budget 2017: Health sector backs lifting of Medicare rebate, mental health spending ⋅

Patients with severe eating disorders will be eligible for part of a new $80-million fund for people with severe mental illnesses.

How The Budget Tackles Suicide And Rural Isolation ⋅ Huffington Post Australia

The government has announced a few big-ticket items recently, including action on suicide. Included in the budget is funding for rural... more

System 'failing' those with eating disorders ⋅ ABC News

The National Eating Disorders Coalition says about one in 20 Australians has an eating disorder and the rate is increasing.

Mental health patients strapped, report reveals ⋅ ABC News

New data has revealed how often mental health patients in Australia's public hospitals are being restrained.

Better communication 'could help save lives' ⋅ ABC News

An Australian suicide study has shown a worrying failure in communication between family members and health professionals.

Uni students' mental health under radar ⋅ SBS News

Australia is falling behind in efforts to address the mental health needs of university students, a new report warns. 

Mental health in the age of overtime ⋅ The Conversation

Weary working warriors of Australia, we need to talk about what your lack of self-care is doing to our mental health.

Postpartum psychosis: research reveals full recovery possible within weeks ⋅ The Guardian Australia

But new research has found that if properly recognised and treated, women experiencing postpartum psychosis could make a full recovery... more