One in three FIFO workers experiences high levels of psychological distress, study finds

One-third of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) resource workers experience high levels of psychological distress compared to half that level for the general population, a new report has found. The Government-funded Curtin University report into the mental health [...]

Being detained under the Mental Health Act drove me to improve care

My friend tried to kill himself when we were in the same psychiatric unit. Now I support others in similar situations I was awoken by the sound of gasps and bangs coming from the bedroom next [...]

Australians Suicide crisis in remote Indigenous communities ‘Australia’s shame’, Senate inquiry finds

Deaths often driven by ‘despair caused by the history of dispossession’, report says A Senate inquiry into mental health in rural and remote areas has found that suicide has long since reached a crisis level in [...]

Problem doctors sweep under the carpet

Burnt out, broken down and overwhelmed – these aren’t the words you’d typically use to describe your local GP. On the contrary, doctors and medical professionals are frequently thought of as switched on and ready to [...]

The men’s mental health crisis Australia can no longer ignore — six male suicides a day

Australia is in the midst of a men’s mental health crisis, with three times as many blokes as women taking their lives each day.Source:Getty Images TODAY in Australia, six men will take their own lives. They’re [...]

Are smartphones causing more teen suicides?

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between [...]

Farmer’s recovery from depression which led to two suicide attempts shows cost of drought at family level

DAIRY farmer Steve Germon knows what it’s like to be on the brink of suicide. He has been there twice in the past three years. He can’t remember what saved him in 2015, but those lonely [...]

Alarming health concern among millennials

YOUNG Australians are developing mental health worries at a rate resembling those of people three times their age.  And young women appear to be leading the trend, new health insurance data shows. It’s not unusual for [...]

Suicidal teens suffer poor sleep, bullying

Family trauma, bullying, poor sleep and living in a single-parent home have been identified as common risk factors for suicidal behaviour among Australian adolescents. Researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute reviewed all admissions to the [...]

Mental health distress more prevalent among FIFO workers than general community

Psychological distress is significantly more prevalent in the remote mining and construction workforce than in the general community, new research has found. Social isolation, roster patterns and the strain on relationships are all adding to the [...]