6 Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

If you want to be there for a friend who’s been diagnosed with depression, you’re already a great friend. But even when you have really good intentions, it can be hard to know exactly how to help a friend with depression and what to say to a depressed friend. If you're wondering what to do [...]

Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Counsellors: Who to See for Your Mental Health Issues

Nearly half of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives. And all of us will go through periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict. We're better able to navigate these periods when we are able to access the right support, medication or services. Sometimes the right treatment is lifesaving. There [...]

By |2021-03-02T16:02:35+11:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Rising Mental Health Problems In Students Needs Addressing

Concerns about the state of university students’ mental health slowly have been filtering out, but the scale and neglect of the issue has remained hidden through a lack of data and transparency. We could be confident with 60 per cent of tertiary students falling into the peak age of risk for mental disorder, that at [...]

By |2021-03-01T17:56:27+11:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Teenagers With Mental Health Issues Prefer Properly Trained Professionals In School Instead Of Teachers

The vast majority of teenagers say they experience “emotional distress” after starting secondary school but claim teachers don’t have the skills to help them, research has found. Four in every five 12- to 16-year-olds in the survey said they felt they had mental health problems but just one in 20 would turn to a teacher [...]

This Is The Time Of Day When Psychotherapy Is Most Effective

Flickr Images One thing to keep in mind when you’re scheduling a doctor’s appointment: All signs point to morning as the best time to be a patient. It has less to do with the doctors and everything to do with the patients’ hormone levels. Past research has shown that levels of the stress [...]

How to Stop Radicalisation of Australian Youth

Older generations mean well and are trying to find the answers to a growing problem. But when it comes to young people, it is hard to know what is going on in our minds. When there is already so much resistance from young people to any government-designed idea, it is not going to work. The [...]

Homeless Young People Not ‘Too Difficult’: 3 Strategies for Better Engagement

Counselling homeless young people is arguably one of the most difficult areas of work for registered psychologists. Homeless young people are often put in the ‘too hard’ basket, but there are three strategies that can be used to overcome the challenge – engagement, rapport and trust building, and a transparent approach to reporting. Homeless young [...]

By |2019-04-02T09:37:17+11:00April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments