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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 [...]

Benalla Students Fight To Remove Stigma Around Mental Health

More than 130 Year 8 Benalla students are ready to fight mental health and youth suicide with the official launch of the Benalla Live4Life program. On 26 March, at the Drill Hall Community Activity Centre, the Live4Life education and prevention program led by the Council will be in full swing, with all Year 8 and 11 Benalla students [...]

Mental Health At Work A Challenge

Pixabay Images Reported mental health issues in the workplace have risen 56 per cent in the past year, and almost half of companies in a major survey say at least one employee has committed suicide or been at risk of doing so, according to a new report. Eighty-one per cent of the company [...]

Supporting A Young Person Who Has Been Injuring Themselves To Use Self-help Strategies

Flikr Images If a young person you care about has been injuring themselves, it’s important to seek the assistance of a mental health professional. Sometimes, there can be a waiting period to see a psychologist or psychiatrist, and even if you are able to access treatment quickly, it can take a little while [...]

Helping A Young Person Who Has Been Injuring Themselves

Flikr Images Finding out that a young person you care about has been injuring themselves deliberately can be frightening. Your first instinct is to protect them from harm, and this might lead you to try to take away any and all means of self-injury that they have available to them, and keep them [...]