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How Physical Activity in Australian Schools Can Help Prevent Depression in Young People

Adolescence is a critical time for the development of mental health problems. In fact, depression is most likely to occur during adolescence and young adulthood. It’s the leading cause of disability in young people worldwide. At least one‐quarter of young people will experience an episode of depression before 19 years of age. By year 9, [...]

By |2019-01-14T19:10:23+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Depression|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Should You Let Your Kids Skip School to Be Part of a Political Protest?

On Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made it clear how he felt about Australian students taking time off school to protest. "We don't support the idea of kids not going to school to participate in things that can be dealt with outside of school," he said. "We don't support our schools being turned into parliaments. [...]

By |2018-12-07T11:24:50+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

If We’re to Have Another Inquiry into Mental Health, it Should Look at Why the Others Have Been Ignored

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has promised to hold a royal commission into mental health if Labor wins the November state election. Last week’s announcement comes a couple of weeks after the federal government asked the Productivity Commission to inquire “into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support [...]

Mental Health Benefits of Dogs

The health benefits of owning dogs goes well beyond the physical domain. In fact, the benefits of dogs in helping people with psychological disabilities have been well documented in scientific research as well. Mental and emotional well-being are directly related to human health when we take a holistic approach. The CDC reports that over 43 [...]

By |2018-09-18T11:09:15+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ten Ways to Potentially End Depression Through Diet

It would be foolish to believe that depression can be overcome with a single solution. But for some people, the light at the end of the tunnel shines in a very surprising place. It certainly did for me. Healing my depression came with healing my gastrointestinal tract—my gut. When I became a nutrition student in [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:05:35+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Disabled Teens Suffering the Mental Health Effects of Bullying

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 [...]

By |2018-08-13T11:39:45+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why Do Some People Have a Pessimistic View About Everything?

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 [...]

Struggling Farmers Get ‘Home Visit’ Mental Health Boost

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 [...]

By |2018-08-06T12:20:41+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Ways Mental Health Apps Are Messing With Our Heads

Even before you download an app to help you meditate, or to manage your depression, it's speaking to you. Apps' marketing often implies that everyday stresses should be seen as mental health issues, and that you're on your own (with the help of the app, of course) to fix whatever is wrong with you. These [...]

By |2018-07-23T15:26:37+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Factors Are Associated With Positive Parenting?

A recent study has found that positive parenting is related to certain characteristics of both the mother and the child; and when controlling for maternal factors, only child’s affection (e.g., infant sharing positive feelings and expressions with mother), and general cognitive abilities (e.g., basic problem solving, language abilities) are related to positive parenting. The study also found that girls received more positive [...]

By |2018-07-23T15:14:49+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments