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August 2018

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

By |2018-08-13T11:39:45+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |

Almost half of the poorer mental health we see in teenagers with a disability is due to bullying, our new research shows. If we could stop the high levels of bullying that adolescents with a disability experience, we could make a big difference to their health, learning and wellbeing. So school anti-bullying programs need to [...]

Canberra to Fall Short on School Psychologists, Despite Three-Year Hiring Effort

By |2018-08-13T11:30:31+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , |

Canberra will not have enough school psychologists to meet the demand of students with mental health issues by the time it has finished hiring in 2020. Last year, the ACT Government committed to employ an additional 20 school psychologists over three years — one of the recommendations made in the Shaddock review, the report launched [...]

Will Censuring Colleagues Who Work in Tech Save Kids From Screen Addiction? These Psychologists Think So

By |2018-08-13T11:23:10+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

In 1991, a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco accused the company of targeting children with its “Joe Camel” ad campaign. The ads featured a cartoon camel character that the suit said lured children to become smokers. Six years later, the company settled out of court and voluntarily ended the Joe Camel campaign. This week, a [...]

Study Finds Link Between Mother, Child Depression

By |2018-08-13T11:16:44+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |

Children whose mothers are depressed are themselves at increased risk for depression, anxiety disorder, or other mental-health problems during childhood. New research shows that treating the depression of mothers can significantly alleviate children's depression. There is a lot of evidence that if a mother suffers from clinical depression that her children are at increased risk [...]

Why Do Some People Have a Pessimistic View About Everything?

By |2018-08-13T11:12:30+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our brains are wired differently and this is the reason why we think, dream and behave in a particular way without being a clone of each other. The brain is the organ which is responsible for inducing one’s perception and outlook on life. It is the functioning of this organ that makes certain people have [...]

How ‘Love Island’ Puts Teenage Girls at Risk

By |2018-08-13T11:03:59+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |

In an interview earlier this month, the stars of BBC drama series, Age Before Beauty, criticised programs such as Love island for promoting unrealistic beauty expectations and plastic surgery among younger people. One of the stars of the show, Lisa Riley, expressed concerns that reality TV risked being "treacherous" to young people over body image. [...]

Here’s How Dads Can Help Raise Body-Positive Kids

By |2018-08-13T10:59:21+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |

Picture this: Rachel is looking at herself in the mirror, wondering if her bum looks too big. She's four, and last week she heard dad say to mum that chick from The Bachelor was looking "a little porky". It was while he was scrolling through Instagram, about to head to the gym to "work off [...]

7 Myths About Suicide

By |2018-08-13T10:45:26+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |

The media frenzy is starting to settle after the tragic suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Some of the coverage, I was happy to see, was sensitive and compassionate, while some was just plain irresponsible, sensationalistic, and full of specific details - all of which can put vulnerable people at risk, and perpetuate misinformation. [...]

Struggling Farmers Get ‘Home Visit’ Mental Health Boost

By |2018-08-06T12:20:41+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |

Farmers struggling with drought will no longer have to trek to town for counselling appointments under new measures to make seeking mental health support easier. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the change on Sunday, along with $11.4 million in funding for other initiatives supporting the mental wellbeing of farming families and their communities. Instead of [...]

Mental Health No Longer Taboo AFL Topic

By |2018-08-06T12:19:59+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

GWS coach Leon Cameron says the AFL industry is heading in the right direction when it comes to mental health. The days of being told to harden up at an AFL club are long gone, for both coaches and players. Sydney veteran Heath Grundy this week became the latest player to take time away from [...]