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Mother of Annalise Braakensiek says the late model got caught up in the eastern suburbs lifestyle and ‘perfect’ social media world

Annalise Braakensiek had a big and bubbly personality. She was sweet, loving and full of energy — that’s exactly how those close to the model remember her. But the mother of the late model has claimed her daughter got caught up in the Bondi Beach culture and was obsessed with perfecting her Instagram in the [...]

By |2019-03-11T18:46:51+11:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Depression, Suicide, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

School shooters usually show these signs of distress before they open fire

Two years before he lined his schoolmates up against a classroom wall and executed them one by one, the student, who would become the gunman, tried to show his English teacher something important. He had quietly slid up his sleeves to reveal the cut marks running down his arms. The teacher panicked. A novice educator [...]

Tech Tent: Is the Internet Bad For Us?

From encouraging suicide to giving young people an unhealthy addiction to staring at smartphones, digital technology has been accused in recent days of doing more harm than good. On Tech Tent we explore the impact of the internet on our mental health - and meet two people with different solutions for dealing with stress. In [...]

‘Traditional Masculinity’ Officially Labeled ‘Harmful’ by the American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association has issued its first official warning against toxic masculinity. The new “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” marks the first-ever report published by the association aimed at helping practitioners care for their male patients “despite social forces that can harm mental health.” Citing more than 40 years of [...]

By |2019-01-14T20:08:34+11:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

4 Ways You Can Help if Your Child is Being Bullied, According to Experts

The death of nine-year-old Jamel Myles, whose mum says he killed himself after enduring homophobic bullying, has shaken the world. Leia Rochelle Pierce, from Denver, Colorado, says her son had initially been proud to tell children in his school that he was gay. However, when he returned they started bullying him, and some pupils told [...]

By |2018-09-03T12:35:28+10:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness, Suicide|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Netflix Failed to Flag ‘Strong Suicide Themes’ For 13 Reasons Why

It took government intervention for Netflix to warn Australian parents about "strong suicide themes" in the first season of 13 Reasons Why. The global streaming giant originally gave the confronting television series an MA15+ rating on the grounds it portrayed strong sex scenes and violence. However, the Classifications Board reviewed the decision and ruled 13 Reasons Why should [...]

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+10:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

WA’s Mental Health System ‘Broken For a Decade Plus’

When her daughter Abbey began suffering severe mental health issues at the age of 14, Pippa Beveridge desperately sought help from Western Australia's mental health system. As she found out over the next two years, that support was not easy to come by. "We would go to [Princess Margaret Hospital] and wait for hours," Ms [...]

By |2018-07-23T15:33:52+10:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|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+10:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments