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National Report Reveals Widespread Bullying, Assaults and Suicide Taunts

More than 56 per cent of students with disabilities had experienced bullying over a 12-month period, a national survey has found. The survey, by Children and Young People with Disability Australia, revealed students experienced a range of bullying including being punched, kicked, headbutted, cyberbullied, spat on and having food or rocks thrown at them. Some [...]

By | 2018-06-18T16:55:32+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Treatment for Depressed Kids Needs Rethink

Young people with depression should be reassured that their poor concentration and memory are often part of the illness and don't mean they're "dumb", says an expert in mental health. An Australian study has revealed widespread cognitive functioning difficulties among teens and adolescents with depression. The findings, published in the journal Neuropsychology Review, have prompted [...]

Mummy Blogs: Why They Won’t Help You Be a Better Parent

Mummy blogs and parenting forums have cornered the market on family advice, but research has found many people won't seek help because of a fear of judgement. The pressure to portray a perfect family image is blocking parents, especially low-income earners or those with health problems, from reaching out. Research from the Queensland Family and [...]

By | 2018-06-07T19:45:54+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Debunking the Myths About Technology Addiction

How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? Balancing technology use with other aspects of daily life seems reasonable, but there is a lot of conflicting advice about where that balance should be. Much of the discussion is framed around fighting “addiction” to technology. But to me, that resembles a moral [...]

New Partnership to Support Mental Health in Rural Australian Communities

A new partnership between two prominent foundations will look to support mental health in rural, regional and remote Australian communities. CCI Giving and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) announced they had entered into a five-year partnership last Wednesday. The primary focus will be a FRRR-managed grants program, to support community-driven initiatives that [...]

By | 2018-06-04T13:49:52+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Grieving Mum Calls For Hospital Records Overhaul After Teen Daughter’s Suicide

"Rani was a really beautiful soul who unfortunately just got caught up in some really bad situations." Those are the words of grieving mum Kerrie Stanley, and already you know how this story ends. It's a painful one. And familiar. As Rani entered her teenage years she became increasingly rebellious. She fell in with a [...]

Texas School Shooting Points Finger at Video Games

As the community in Santa Fe, Texas, continues to mourn the loss of 10 people killed during the country's latest mass shooting, one of the survivors says the issue has nothing to do with gun laws. A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire in a Texas high school on Friday, claiming the lives [...]

Parents of Teenager Who Took Her Life Say ‘Contradictory’ Medical Advice Failed Them

A Darwin couple who lost their daughter to suicide say the health system failed their family, and there isn't a day they don't question what more could have been done to save her. And they're now preparing to ride 3,000 kilometres across Australia from Adelaide to Darwin to raise awareness of mental health issues, and [...]

The 7 Thought-Habits of Highly Self-Confident People

Are there mental habits that will increase your self-confidence?  Most definitely. Below are 7 of my favorites 1. Don’t worry if you don’t feel confident all the time.  It sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? But Dr. Alice Boyes, in her useful new book, The Healthy Mind Toolkit, describes her realization that she needs both self-confidence and self-doubt to [...]

Grief Cannot, and Should Not, Be Rushed

Von was about my fourth patient in as many months who was struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. She was in her late 60s and her husband, who had been considerably older than her, had been ill for many months with severe heart failure, so his death hadn’t been [...]