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Why Getting Motivated is Hard (and How to Do it Anyway)

As a trainer, I consider it a personal failure if I'm unable to motivate a client to make important health and lifestyle changes. Sure, there are people who just don't care, but I can spot them from 100 metres away. I'm not talking about them. I'm referring to the clients who really want to lose [...]

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

Resistance Training Could Be Powerful Weapon Against Depression

Resistance training's benefits go way beyond building big muscles: A new scientific paper demonstrates it might also be a great treatment for depression. The mental health condition has far-reaching impacts: it's estimated 1 million Australians have depression in any one year, and around one in six will experience it at some point in their lives. [...]

Suicide Twice as Likely in Victims of Cyberbullying

Children and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behavior, according to a new study. The research also suggests that it is not just the victims of cyberbullying that are more vulnerable to suicidal behaviours, but the perpetrators themselves are at higher [...]

By |2018-04-30T15:58:59+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Cybersafety, Suicide|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

‘Are You Considering Suicide?’

'Are You Considering Suicide?' and other questions to ask your co-workers In a glass conference room in midtown Manhattan, a few dozen employees from Beacon Health Inc.are taking turns asking each other an incredibly awkward question: "Are you having thoughts of suicide?" There's a right way to ask and a wrong way, and they're here [...]