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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

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.

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