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Second Victoria police suicide in a week puts spotlight on officers’ mental health

Second Victoria police suicide in a week puts spotlight on officers’ mental health

Victoria police has confirmed a police officer took his own life on Wednesday night, making it the second suicide within the state’s police force in one week. In a statement, Victoria police said it was “extremely [...]

Once-popular party drug ketamine now used to treat severe depression

Once-popular party drug ketamine now used to treat severe depression

It was in November 2012 that Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry [...]

Government urged to continue supporting mental health program

Government urged to continue supporting mental health program

There are calls for the Federal Government to continue funding a program that is making a massive difference for people with severe and persistent mental illness. Hunter Partners in Recovery aims to better support people with [...]

Marital Issues May Give Rise to Different Emotions in Men & Women

Marital Issues May Give Rise to Different Emotions in Men & Women

Researchers have found that when a long marriage has troubles, women worry, become sad and get frustrated. For men, it’s sheer frustration and not much more. The study appears in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and [...]

Expert calls for mental health shake-up

Expert calls for mental health shake-up

Mental health sufferers are stigmatised by the professionals that are supposed to be caring for them, according to a globally-renowned expert calling for a shake-up of the system. Professor Mike Slade, from King’s College London’s Institute [...]

Birth order effect on personality theory debunked

Birth order effect on personality theory debunked

There is no such thing as a typical firstborn, middle child or baby of the family according to a study that debunks the idea that personality is determined by birth order. German researchers analysed data from [...]

Royal Flying Doctor Service takes mental health programs to the most remote areas

Royal Flying Doctor Service takes mental health programs to the most remote areas

Pete, 49, had been “hiding at home”  –  struggling with bi-polar illness – until the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s mental health project officer Glynis Thorp touched down in his tiny South Australian town of Yunta​, population 40, last Thursday. “It makes the world of [...]

‘Social Brain’ Impaired In Children With Autism

‘Social Brain’ Impaired In Children With Autism

Researchers discovered that the “social” part of the brain in children with autism is underdeveloped, according to a recent study.  The study results showed that children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have something called hyper-perfusion, [...]

$12m to rebuild mental health care for youth in Qld: Howard

$12m to rebuild mental health care for youth in Qld: Howard

MENTAL health services remained in the spotlight this week with Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard addressing Parliament yesterday on the government’s commitment to support services in regional areas. During Mental Health Week last week, Health Minister [...]

Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing

Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing

Australia’s prison population is growing at unprecedented rates. In some states Indigenous prisoners far outnumber their non-Indigenous counterparts. Last year in the Northern Territory, 86% of those in prison and 96% of those in juvenile detention [...]