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New focus for Indigenous suicide prevention ⋅ ABC AM

Mental health researchers say suicide rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders twice that of the rest of Australian population.

Girls twice as likely to be mentally ill ⋅ The Australian

Young women are almost twice as likely as young men to be experiencing mental illness, which is suffered by one in five young Australians.

Why we need to end the taboo surrounding suicide ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

Despite the rising number of deaths by suicide, people are still reluctant to discuss it.

Depression in Footy - Part 1 ⋅ NRL Footy Show

Michael Slater gives an insight into one of the biggest issues facing Rugby League and society today - depression.

Depression in Footy - Part 2 ⋅ NRL Footy Show

Michael Slater gives an exclusive insight into one of the biggest issues facing Rugby League and society today - depression.

More man-friendly health services needed to stem suicide flow ⋅ Canberra Times

Suicide prevention campaigners call for more 'male friendly' health services to encourage men to seek help.

Police still in the frontline of mental health emergencies ⋅ Echo Net Daily

A report published by the Medical Journal of Australia found police intervention exposes patients to distressing circumstances.

Canberra's NDIS rollout timetable revealed ⋅ Brisbane Times

After it starts on July 1, as many as 5000 people will take part in the NDIS trial in the ACT. Includes comments from mental health experts.

App to treat remote mental health patients working ⋅ ABC Indigenous

App treating mental health patients in remote Aboriginal communities has been well received, according to Health Research School in Darwin.

Budget unfairness hits mental health ⋅ Sydney Morning Herald

People with a mental illness among most disadvantaged in Australia; this budget raises more barriers and imposes additional costs.

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