: ' mental health'

FIFO suicide database to be established in WA; Industry mental health code rejected

A coronial database of fly-in, fly-out worker suicides is to be set up by the Western Australia Government, but it has rejected a call for a separate code of practice to addresses mental health issues in [...]

Bipolar Disorder Drug For Adults Safe For Children, Study Finds

A new study, published in the Oct. 12 issue of Pediatrics, found that a bipolar drug usually prescribed to adults is also effective and safe for children to use on a short term basis. Bipolar disorder is [...]

Depression inspires Penny to create ‘Motivating Giraffe’

BOOVAL’S Penny Redshaw is quite literally drawing attention to illnesses like depression as Mental Health Week comes to a close. The university student is the creator and illustrator of Motivating Giraffe, a series of hand-drawn pictures [...]

The Power of Positivity in Social Media

Today we are all here to acknowledge World Mental Health Awareness Week. Around the world today, social media will be buzzing with education, awareness and advocacy for mental health and the possibility of positive outcomes. Cyber [...]

Sane Australia: ‘Labor mental health policy: a step forward but more to be done’

SANE Media Release. SANE Australia welcomes the ALP’s policy statement on mental health and suicide prevention. In particular, SANE Australia strongly supports Labor’s commitment to: National leadership on mental health and the implementation of a Fifth [...]

Comment: Mental Health Week is a time to remember the forgotten children

As Australia marks Mental Health Week we should stop to remember that it is not only wealthy Australians who are worthy of effective treatment and a lifestyle that is conducive to being mentally healthy. There are [...]

‘I felt terrified all the time’: A mother’s experience of postnatal depression

When Erin Palmbas fell pregnant in 2010, she was excited to be a mother for the first time and to finally have the baby boy she had always wanted. But once he was born, she struggled [...]

Q&A Mental Health Week special: sufferers and psychologists join panel

Stigma, suicide and schizophrenia were all discussed by a group of mental illness sufferers and psychologists for a special Q&A in celebration of mental health month. “What does it take to make society appreciate that mental [...]

Teens with bulimia recover faster when parents are included in treatment

Involving parents in the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is more effective than treating the patient individually, according to a study led by Daniel Le Grange, PhD, Benioff UCSF Professor in children’s health in the [...]

Unemployment takes its toll on young people’s mental health

Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are committed to working but vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems, according to a new study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & [...]