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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 & [...]

Why managers are more prone to depression

You’ve taken the leap from front-line individual contributor to professional manager. How do you feel? Proud? Excited? How about depressed? Middle managers are the most likely people in an organisation to suffer from depression, according to [...]

Bullied, unhealthy and unhappy: a quarter of children doing so much worse than their peers

One in five children are bullied at least once a week, causing stress-related health problems, with those with a disability the most vulnerable, according to a landmark study. The national survey of 5500 children aged 9 to [...]

Perth comedian Joel Creasey stands up for mental health

THREE simple words: “How are you?” That’s all it takes. Yet Perth comedian Joel Creasey will always regret never asking them. Just days before TV personality Charlotte Dawson took her own life early last year, she [...]

Helping Anxious Parents Raise Calmer Kids

A new study finds that a family intervention can help anxious parents raise calm kids. Children of anxious parents are at an increased risk of developing anxiety, but that doesn’t have to be the case, according [...]

Education resource raises awareness of mental health needs of LGBTI clients

Some of Australia’s leading health and ageing researchers have collaborated with beyondblue to draw attention to the significant mental health issues facing older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians. A series of education resources [...]