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80% of Teenage Girls Suffer Serious Mental Illness After Sexual Assault

Four out of five teenage girls who have been sexually assaulted are suffering from crippling mental health problems months after their attack, new research has found. Victims were found to have anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other serious conditions four to five months after being assaulted. Experts said the findings confirmed that becoming a [...]

By |2018-07-23T15:58:38+11:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Speaking Out About Sexual Assault

Growing up, I was a gymnast. The serious, train-six-times-a-week-and-never-do-anything-else kind. By the time I was 10, I had represented NSW at national championships, and won. By the time I was 12, I had represented Australia. By 15, I was preparing for my second World Championships. I had been training relentlessly, day in, day out. I [...]

By |2018-07-09T10:49:49+11:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Bullying and Substance Abuse: Who It Affects and Why

Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk. We’re born into a world that rewards winners, but some [...]

By |2018-03-05T14:01:11+11:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Bullying|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Teenagers Who Are Both Bully And Victim Are More Likely To Have Suicidal Thoughts

Most research into teen bullying tends to focus only on the victim. This means we know little about how the bully is affected. A new Australian study shows that teenagers who have been both a victim and a bully are at greatest risk of mental health problems, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Bullies are victims [...]

By |2017-05-15T10:11:26+11:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Suicide|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

When A Bully Targets Your Child

Flickr Images Of all the challenges that school brings for students and their parents, one of the most unwelcome and worrying is bullying. Bullying starts as early as first grade and peaks in middle school. About 1 in 5 students report being bullied each year, and figuring out how to respond is difficult. [...]

Ms Bully

Photo: Bill Diedeie I find it easier to get along with males in the workplace," admits Christina N. She sounds sheepish when she says this, and I'm not surprised. Christina is one of the most committed feminists I know. Tall, stylish Gabrielle A shot to the top of her profession when she migrated [...]