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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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

In Honor of World Mental Health Day Here’s My Mental Heath Story

In Honor of World Mental Health Day Here’s My Mental Heath Story

I remember the first time I knew something was wrong. I was in my junior year of high school when I thought about what would happen if I purposely fell down the stairs. I’d always been [...]

Depression inspires Penny to create ‘Motivating Giraffe’

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

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 [...]