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Depression increases with age: study

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

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 [...]

Snapchat Promises the Most Positive Mood Among Social Media Platforms

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

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 [...]

‘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, [...]

More than a third of Christians have suffered mental health issues

More than a third of Christians have suffered mental health issues

More than a third of Christians have suffered mental health issues, according to a survey by Christian Research to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Over 35 per cent had experienced some form of mental health issue [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Police force grapples with mental health and guns

Police force grapples with mental health and guns

A veteran police officer charged with murder had an extensive history of psychiatric problems, which has raised further concerns about Victoria Police’s handling of mental illness and its policies surrounding access to firearms. The suicide of [...]