senior-woman-845522_1280Education resource raises awareness of mental health needs of LGBTI clients

Some of Australia’s leading health and ageing researchers have collaborated with beyondblue to draw attention to the significant mental health issues facing older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians.



Black Dog Institute suicide attempt study finds that patients get no follow-upgirl-777492_1280

The new analysis from the Black Dog Institute and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, conducted over a six-year period, has investigated every time someone purposefully injured themselves so badly they were admitted to hospital in NSW.



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R U OK and World Suicide Prevention days to bring together tens of thousands affected by loss

The theme for the 2015 World Suicide Prevention Day is ‘Suicide Prevention: Reach Out and Save a Life’ and a key message from the mental health experts is that if you are worried about someone, talk to them — the earlier the better.

Child sexual abuse victims at ‘greater risk’ of suicide under planned Medicare changes

Child sexual abuse survivors will be at greater risk of suicide under planned Medicare changes that will increase health costs because they will not be able to afford mental health treatment, psychiatrists say.

Parents need to be alert for childhood mental illness, psychiatrist says

With many young families still facing the stress of September — new schools, new routines, sports tryouts — parents need to be aware of childhood mental health issues, says the University of Calgary’s new specialist in that area.

From asylums to GP clinics: the missing middle in mental health care

Quizzed in parliament recently about what the government was doing with the National Mental Health Commission’s review into mental health services, health minister Sussan Ley said she would be making “strong statements” about mental health before the end of this year. There were 32 reports and inquiries into mental health between 2006 and 2012 alone. The common finding – including from the Mental Health Commission, which released its report in April – is the characterisation that Australia’s mental health system is in crisis.

Why managers are more prone to depression

Middle managers are the most likely people in an organisation to suffer from depression, according to a new study led by Seth Prins, a doctoral student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and recently published online in Sociology of Health & Illness. The researchers examined more than 20,000 full-time workers, segmented into four main categories.

Helping Anxious Parents Raise Calmer Kids

A new study finds that a family intervention can help anxious parents raise calm kids. Children of anxious parents are at an increased risk of developing anxiety, but that doesn’t have to be the case, according to new research by University of Connecticut Health psychiatrist Dr. Golda Ginsburg.


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