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Anxious kids are being left behind ⋅

One in four Australians will experience anxiety at some stage of their life, and it’s estimated that 7% of Australian kids have anxiety.

No new antidepressants despite high need ⋅ SBS News

It is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market.

Universities Need An Education In Youth Mental Health ⋅ Huffington Post Australia

A significant proportion of young people grappling with mental illness are already at university, or have the potential to be participating... more

Demand for Lifelines services high over Christmas ⋅ Daily Liberal

Demand for the service at Dubbo and across the wider region was high as people struggled to deal with stress and issues including... more

Nursing home residents denied GP mental health treatment plans and psychological therapy ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

A Fairfax Media investigation has revealed the mental health of aged-care residents suffers as a result of widespread neglect attributed to... more

Too much TV and video linked to mental health issues for boys, not so for girls: research ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

Boys who watch an average of two hours of television every day are at a 2.6-time higher risk of developing "conduct and emotional problems".

Bipolar disorder: Australian researchers one step closer to developing test to identify those at risk ⋅ ABC News

In a world first, Australian scientists have identified weaker connections in the brains of young people with bipolar disorder and those at... more

Thousands turning to beyondblue for Christmas coping strategies ⋅ beyondblue

A new online ‘chill-out lounge’ forum discussion has been opened for anyone seeking support over the Christmas/New Year holiday period.

Mental health support 'always' available even over Christmas, Beyond Blue says ⋅ ABC News

Dr Stephen Carbone from Beyond Blue said Christmas was a "consistently busy" time of year for the mental health organisation, which runs a... more

Why We Need To Talk About Parents And Youth Mental Health ⋅ Huffington Post

As the average age of Australians managing depression and anxiety lowers, we are facing a diverse range of challenges concerning youth and... more