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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 [...]

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 [...]

$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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]