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Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health, experts say

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health, experts say

As a provincial coroner and past palliative care physician, Dr. David Ouchterlony has seen suffering and death up close, experiences that have occasionally led to brief moments of sadness. But Ouchterlony describes such emotions as “trivial” [...]

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 [...]

Research links prenatal stress to babies’ health in war zones

Research links prenatal stress to babies’ health in war zones

Children from war-torn areas of the globe are affected by trauma even before they are born, according to a new University of Florida study. To gather their results, researchers went to the eastern Democratic Republic of [...]

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 [...]

Heavy Alcohol Use Costing U.S. Economy More

Heavy Alcohol Use Costing U.S. Economy More

A new study finds that excessive alcohol use continues to be a drain on the American economy. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion [...]

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 [...]

$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 [...]