Workplace Bullying: A New Trend or an Old Problem Gaining Attention?

By Judith Lindenberger, President, The Lindenberger Group. “One office bully will email me and our boss and ask what they should do, excluding me. The other bully’s tactics are so subtle I can’t put my finger on it. The two bullies whisper in front of me and certain words are said in a heightened tone.” If you have experienced similar behavior, you’re not alone. The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) reports that “35% …

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PTSD – Assistant Prof Lisa Marie Abel discusses growth predictors

PTSD: We are pleased to announce Assistant Prof Lisa Marie Abel, Bond University as a Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held 10-12 August 2016 on the Gold Coast. Lisa will be presenting on: ‘Phoenix Rising: Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth Predictors in an Australian Sample’ The majority of research for posttraumatic growth has focused on those who have experienced trauma directly and/or has focused on those who …

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Living with Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Gaining a better understanding Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder and raising awareness of these serious mental health conditions is a vision held by Australian author, philanthropist and social activist Marcela Del Sol. Her new book ‘Kaleidoscope’ is Marcela’s first work of fiction; a collection of beautifully written reflections about the life and struggles of a woman co-existing with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Syndrome (DID). …

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Surf therapy helping PTSD sufferers

Surf therapy is being used to help mend broken soldiers returning from war zones with crippling PTSD as well as children suffering conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism. It is a phenomenon not fully understood by science but the latest research is aimed at understanding why spending time in the surf is bringing profound relief without the side effects of drugs. Digger James Milliss is haunted by the night …

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Australian researchers develop ‘world-first’ guidelines for PTSD

ABC News In what has been hailed a “world-first”, a group of Australian clinicians and researchers have developed national guidelines for the treatment and diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder in frontline emergency workers. At least 8,000 police, fire and ambulance officers are believed to be living with post-traumatic stress disorder — or PTSD, as it’s commonly known. The guidelines’ lead author, Doctor Sam Harvey from University of New South Wales …

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Michael Burge OAM FAPS to present on PTSD treatment methods at IMHC15

Michael Burge OAM FAPS, Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Speaker Bio: Michael Burge is current Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment, a Director Board of Directors of the Australian Psychological Society and has had over 30 years experience in psychology, counselling, education and training. He has been working clinically in …

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Allen Sparks, CV VA to present a Keynote at the 16th International Mental Health Conference

beyondblue Ambassador and Suicide Prevention Advocate, Allen Sparks, CV VA to present a Keynote at the 16th International Mental Health Conference (IMHC) being held at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015. The 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. The Conference theme is Mental Health Future For All with topics across the broad …

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A nation’s shame of homeless heroes: Modern-day Anzacs left destitute after suffering PTSD

Published by The Daily Telegraph 27 April 2015 by Bruce McDougall They are Australia’s shame — the modern-day Anzacs who served their country in wars and have been left broken, destitute and often sleeping rough on the streets. At least 3000 damaged young war veterans are battling mental illness, drug and alcohol dependency, relationship breakdowns and often ­suicide. After years of serving their country in the forces, many of them …

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Senate inquiry to look at defence mental health in wake of Williamtown suicides

Original article published by ABC News, 2 April 2015. The mental health of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel is the focus of a Senate probe, at a time when ADF members are reeling from two suicides at the Williamtown Air Force base. The ABC revealed that an Air Force member from Williamtown committed suicide in February. Another RAAF member took his own life at the Williamtown base in April last …

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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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