The complex phenomenon of disordered gambling: emerging approaches to diagnosis and treatment in rural communities

Associate Professor Peter Harvey provides an overview of the phenomenological and methodological aspects of a treatment programme available for...

The effects of natural disasters on rural communities: strategies for survival

The 2009 Victorian bushfires are arguably the greatest natural disaster Australia has faced. In early 2009, even while the emergency relief effort...

Bridging the rural-urban divide for improved mental health

The devaluing of rural Australia as an important contributor to Australia’s social and economic fabric, and the declining profitability of core...

Supporting mental health post-disaster: Disseminating a 'Skills for Psychological Recovery' training program to practitioners across Queensland

Following the 2011 natural disasters in Queensland, the Queensland Government funded delivery of the SPR training and support program to hundreds...

The prevalence of cognitive impairment in rural substance treatment participants: The implications for treatment approaches

Cognitive impairment (CI) includes acquired or traumatic brain injury, intellectual disability or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)....

Help seeking for Suicide in an Aboriginal Community: The Njernda CRUNCH study

Youth suicide among Aboriginal communities Youth suicide among Aboriginal communities is much higher than in the mainstream population. Both...

Alcohol and drugs can lead to regrets (PRESS RELEASE Helen Morton: AUGUST 5, 2012)

Helen Morton Minister for Mental Health; Disability ServicesSun 05 August, 2012Portfolio: Mental Health

National Health Priority number 9!

By Yasmin Noone

A Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Program a Rural Community Mental Health setting

In Australia the recent development of draft guidelines for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) will set a standard for the...

Vietnam and Iraq: lessons to be learned about mental health and war

By David Dunt, University of MelbournePhysical injury and death in war is expected. But we also now know the stories of large numbers of veterans...