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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Calls for schools to address suicide prevention

By Barbara Miller – ABC NewsUpdated Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:55pm AEDT There are fresh calls for a suicide prevention program to be included as part of the new national curriculum in schools. Fears of sparking copycat actions and a certain stigma surrounding it means suicide is a subject not often broached. But the public health advocacy group Suicide Prevention Australia says there is no evidence that talking about it …

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Youth Ask the South Australian Government Not to Close Down Eating Disorder Unit

Young people have asked the South Australian government not to risk their lives by closing an eating disorder unit. As parliament sat for the second time this year, a second protest mounted the steps of parliament house to complain about Premier Mike Rann’s government. On Monday, it was more than 50 logging trucks and a thousand people protesting plans to sell off future forestry harvests. On Tuesday, Georgia Taylor, 22, …

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