How can we remove the big stigma of mental health?

Each year, a quarter of all young people in this country will experience mental health issues, however many of them will not seek the help that they need. New research, by the University of Melbourne, Orygen and Headspace revealed 26 per cent of...

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Conference announcement: Event Program now released

The 17th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016. You are invited to join us as we address the conference theme “Guiding the...

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Mental health stigma entrenched in Victoria Police

Victoria Police’s “suck it up” culture has created a widespread mental health crisis within the force, a damning report has found as reported by The Age. Hundreds of officers are on leave for psychological issues and three have...

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Advance Queensland to advance mental health research

The Queensland Government is throwing its support behind critical mental health research, from pinpointing the origins of schizophrenia to preventing psychiatric problems some Parkinson’s disease patients encounter after undergoing a surgical...

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Depression – rethinking emotional blunting

Two hallmarks of depression that go hand in hand are isolation and withdrawal. While saying things like they want to die, feel completely alone, or have nobody who cares about them are obvious indications of a troubled mental state. General...

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The truth about mental health within gay communities

Young gay and bisexual men stand a greater risk for mental health issues than straight men. The results of a new study revealed mental health issues varied greatly among men who have sex with men (MSM), but high levels of income and living with a...

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