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7 Myths About Suicide

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. [...]

By |2018-08-13T10:45:26+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

3 Steps Anyone Can Learn To Prevent Suicide

#Care2QPR Question. Persuade. Refer. It’s three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide says Illawarra psychologist Dr Alex Hains. And – as community members are encouraged to learn CPR to potentially save lives – Dr Hains is urging the public to learn QPR to do the same for those people struggling with suicidal thoughts. [...]

By |2018-07-09T10:41:42+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

“One Reason Why” Parents Should Worry About Teen Suicide

Days after the death of Kate Spade, and hours before Anthony Bourdain's suicide, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, announced the renewal of a third season of the hit show “13 Reasons Why.” This compelling teen drama follows the story of a teen girl's death by suicide and the aftermath among her high school peers. Despite controversy over its content, and [...]

Experts Encourage Exercise to Protect Against Depression

What’s your one hour a week? The Black Dog Institute is challenging Australians to complete at least one hour of physical activity a week to help improve their physical and mental health as part of ‘Exercise Your Mood’ week, until May 6, 2018. The campaign follows a recent study led by the Black Dog Institute [...]

Mental Health Review: A System in Crisis

Photo via ABC; www.sxc.hu: sanja gjenero, file photo The report also says there is evidence that "far too many people" suffer worse mental and physical health because of the treatment that they receive "or are condemned to ongoing cycles of avoidable treatment and medications, including avoidable involuntary seclusion and restraint". Programs, it notes, are not [...]

The Role You Can Play in Preventing Sexual Assault

There are a number of ways you can help to end sexual violence. From being aware of the risks to trusting your instincts and stepping in when a friend needs your help, you may be able to help prevent a sexual assault from occurring. So what can we do today? Everyone -- friends, family, bystanders [...]

By |2015-04-17T11:48:56+00:00April 17th, 2015|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Teaching Children in Schools about Sexual Abuse May Help Them Report Abuse

Children who are taught about preventing sexual abuse at school are more likely than others to tell an adult if they had, or were actually experiencing sexual abuse. This is according to the results of a new Cochrane review published in the Cochrane Library today. However, the review's authors say that more research is needed to establish [...]

By |2015-04-27T09:34:47+00:00April 17th, 2015|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments