: ' mens health'

Should workplaces be educating employees about mental illness?

Mental illness costs Australian businesses more than $10 billion every year, with about 12 million days lost to reduced productivity annually, begging the question of why workplaces aren’t doing more to educate employees about the issue. Mental [...]

Hack My Mood Turns Social Media Postings Into A Mental Wellness Tool

People with mood disorders like depression or anxiety are encouraged to record their emotions in a notebook or app. But logging your feelings throughout the day is tedious. Many mood trackers don’t return a lot of insight, so [...]

Researchers to use big data to improve classification of mood disorders

Mood disorders like depression are common among U.S. adults. Still, such disorders remain challenging for clinicians to diagnose and treat effectively. A public health researcher at the University at Buffalo is part of a team of [...]

Education 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. A series of education resources [...]

Young people taking antidepressants more prone to violence: study

Young people taking antidepressants such as Prozac and Seroxat are significantly more likely to commit violent crimes when they are on the medication, but taking higher doses of the drugs appears to reduce that risk, scientists [...]

WA’s homeless services “struggling” with mental health challenges

Youth advocates have expressed grave concerns about services for the homeless, with many “struggling” to provide adequate support for those also living with mental health issues. The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia held a summit last week, [...]

Horses help veterans with PTSD

DOGS may be man’s best friend, but horses are also helping veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). SINCE June 2014, Mates4Mates has held seven one-week residential Equine Therapy programs around Australia. On Saturday in Brisbane, [...]

Men more likely to talk about suicidal thoughts with loved ones than doctor, Black Dog Institute study finds

A national study has found men are more likely to discuss suicidal thinking with trusted acquaintances like family, friends or partners than health clinicians. The research by not-for-profit the Black Dog Institute aims to identify ways [...]