Can experts determine who might be a mass killer? 3 questions answered

Editor’s Note: After mass shootings, people naturally search for answers. We also want to find the root cause. One subject that often arises is mental illness. People, and politicians, raise questions about “red flags,” or warning signs a person might commit a violent act, and whether someone could have intervened to stop a mass murderer. [...]

Mental Health: One in Four Young Women Struggling

The official NHS report found young women aged 17 to 19 were twice as likely as young men to have problems, with 23.9% reporting a disorder. Problems are less common in younger age groups, but are rising, albeit slowly. In children aged five to 15, one in nine had a disorder, up from one in [...]

Top Five Things Child Sexual Abuse Victims Need From You

What if I am wrong? A common question. Should I report or not report? A common misstep. When there is reasonable suspicion of child sexual abuse, you must report your suspicions to the police or child protective services or both. But why do many adults fail to act —fail to do what is in the [...]

By |2021-03-02T16:31:05+11:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Emergency Services Staff Suffering Anxiety & Depression From Abuse

During the last financial year more than 8 and a half million calls were made to emergency services - and in the first half, the majority of those calls were for ambulances. But increasing aggression and abuse have lead to a rise in staff reporting symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. It's [...]

National Day of Action Against Violence and Bullying

The Prime Minister's invitation to principals to tackle bullying is welcome on this National Day of Action against Violence and Bullying. "Bullying and violence has no place in Australia," Mr Turnbull said when announcing extra funding to schools to tackle the problem. His interest is welcome. It may be an inconvenient truth, but bullying is [...]

By |2021-02-26T15:57:43+11:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Oz Poll Reveals Alarming Impact of Online Abuse Against Women

New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women in Australia, with women reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences. The organisation commissioned an Ipsos MORI online poll which looked at the experiences of 502 women [...]

By |2018-02-09T15:57:52+11:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Supporting a Friend, Supporting Yourself Grief comes in many shapes and sizes – but we all experience it throughout our lives. Change, bullying, anxiety, abuse of any kind, loss and trauma can all have their associated grief. Grief can lead young people to: a loss of self-confidence (I must be a bad person for this to happen to me); feelings [...]

Bullying May Leave Worse Mental Scars than Child Abuse

Being bullied during childhood may have even graver consequences for mental health in adulthood than being neglected or sexually abused, according to the first-ever study to tease out the effects of peer abuse from childhood maltreatment. - by Anne Harding Source: Bullying May Leave Worse Mental Scars Than Child Abuse I LiveScience

8 Ways You May be Raising Your Child to Be a Bully

We want our kids to grow up happy and successful, but putting happiness and success before caring is raising a generation of bullies. Admit it. You've watched and wondered: is my kid a bully? Not all the time. Not most of the time. But some of the time. The rough-handed grab, pushy attitude, resentful looks. [...]

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Early Life Stress Could Alter Brain Regions

Children exposed to stress have long-term changes in key brain areas, new study shows. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, early-life stress due to poverty, abuse or neglect can alter brain areas dedicated to learning, memory and emotion. These changes in the brain could lead to future health as well as [...]