No, I Can’t ‘Just Relax’: How I Learned To Manage My Anxiety Disorder

Lifehacker Australia According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders fall along an entire spectrum. One of the most common is Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is the closest to what I deal with, but you can also suffer from panic disorders that cause sudden and repeated panic attacks, or social anxiety disorders that tend to crop up when dealing with other people. Mental health problems don’t come in …

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Young women are suffering a mental health crisis

Originally published by The New Daily, 8 September 2015 New evidence has revealed that young women suffer staggering rates of sleeplessness is reportedly symptomatic of a far deeper, more troubling problem of mental health decline being ignored by the system. On Monday, a study by Roy Morgan Research revealed that twice the percentage of women (16%) suffered from insomnia than men (8%). Of all age groups, the greatest difference was among young …

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Lack of rural mental health services puts youth at risk

Originally Published by The Daily Examiner 12th Aug 2015 RURAL and regional children are struggling to find the right mental health support according to an in depth Federal report into the mental wellbeing of our youth. The Mental Health of Children and Adolescents report released by the Federal Ministry for Health revealed startling figures of young people dealing with mental illness. A lack of access to mental health services in …

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Dr Sarah Hetrick to present on treatment or prevention of depression of young people

Dr Sarah Hetrick, Senior Research Fellow, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Dr Hetrick is a clinical psychologist and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre of Excellence, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, Melbourne University and headspace The National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Within the Centre …

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Dr Tegan Cruwys to present on social group membership and mental health

Dr Tegan Cruwys, Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist from University of Queensland will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Tegan joined UQ in 2012 following completion of her PhD at ANU. Her research investigates how social relationships shape mental and physical health; work that is at the intersection of social, clinical and health psychology. She is a registered clinical psychologist and teaches …

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Help available for depressed teens, parents

Article published by The Murray Valley Standard 18 May 2015 Parents concerned about their children’s mental health have a new avenue through which to find help. Youth mental health organisation Headspace has extended its support line to parents, as well as adolescents, after publication of research found family members influenced young people who were considering seeking help for their problems. After compiling responses from 31,000 young people across Australia, Headspace …

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End mental health stigma, says partner at major law firm

Article published in the Australasian Lawyer @Aus_Lawyer 18 May 2015 by Samantha Woodhill A partner at a major firm has called on the profession to address the stigma around mental illness in lawyers. Speaking at a mental health and the law forum at the University of Sydney last week, King & Wood Mallesons partner John Canning, called for the de-stigmatisation of mental illness in the legal profession. “People can help breakdown stigmatisation by …

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‘ He never spoke of suicide ’: Brother says boys need to talk about mental health

Originally published by News.com.au on 8 May 2015 Nic Newling was the youngest of three brothers. Ben was into sailing, Christopher captained the rugby team and Nic was the theatre geek, the emotional one. All three battled mental health problems as they grew up. Many people thought Nic had the worst problems. He spent a lot of time on Sydney psychiatric wards, talked about his suicidal thoughts and struggled to comprehend …

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Call for Abstracts for The 16th International Mental Health Conference closing 10 April

The 16th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise from Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015.  An optional half day of workshops will held on Wednesday, 12 August 2015.  This conference will bring together leading clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss Mental Health issues confronting Australia and New Zealand. You are invited to join us …

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Mental health risks expose companies

Mental health and wellbeing is the number one challenge facing organisations, according to a survey of safety and environmental workers conducted by safesearch. The survey of 1,200 HSE individuals across 133 organisations is in its ninth year, and compares variations in year-on-year salaries of HSE roles. The survey also asks over 360 senior health and safety leaders a range of qualitative questions on the challenges faced by their organisation. This …

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