: ' mental health news'

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 [...]

Depression increases with age: study

People get more depressed after the age of 65, says an English study using data on older Australians. It’s the first to show depressive symptoms continue to increase throughout old age, says lead researcher Dr Helena [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Snapchat Promises the Most Positive Mood Among Social Media Platforms

According to a recent online study, Snapchat promises the most positive mood and social enjoyment out of all the social media platforms, including Facebook. The University of Michigan study found that there’s only one interaction that [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]