Second Opinion – Bipolar Diagnosis

As he struggled for decades with a depression that often left him despondent, Eric Wilson never thought to get a second opinion. “This might be true of many of us,” he said. “We feel we have more ownership of what we see as our...

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Calls for schools to address suicide prevention

By Barbara Miller – ABC NewsUpdated Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:55pm AEDT There are fresh calls for a suicide prevention program to be included as part of the new national curriculum in schools. Fears of sparking copycat actions and a certain stigma...

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Coalition pledges to boost mental health

BARRY O’FARRELL has committed to spending $30 million on establishing a Mental Health Commission and has promised to quarantine funding for mental health from the overall health budget. Announcing the funding at the Lifeline telephone...

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Drug use soars in aged-care facilities

Adam Cresswell, Health editor From: The Australian March 07, 2011 12:00AM MORE elderly people are being dosed up on powerful mood-altering drugs, according to a study that finds use of the drugs in some nursing homes has soared. A study of...

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