Facebook should hide suicide live stream videos, mental health advocates say

Facebook’s policy to allow the live broadcast of self-harm on its platform has attracted concern among mental health advocates. The power to go live and unfiltered to the internet from a phone has opened up enormous possibilities to transform the way we communicate. But it has created a wave of ethical questions that the world’s biggest social network, Facebook, is being forced to navigate very publicly. Residents have live streamed …

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Mental health online program is developed

A world-first ‘mental health online’ program is hoping to give farmers help them deal with uncertainty and unexpected developments as reported by ABC. Lead researcher Kate Fennell said mental health online will help farmers who live with a mental illness and also help prevent mental health issues. “It is different from anything else because it helps farmers learn how to deal with things beyond their control. They will also learn …

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Videogame addiction – fact or fantasy?

By Gemma Lucy Smart, University of Sydney I am a Warcraft widow, an affectionate term given to those who have “lost” a partner to World of Warcraft (WoW) as a result of excessive game-playing. I have first-hand experience of the way games such as WoW can be so engaging that entertainment becomes a way of life. Which leads me to the question: was my partner an addict? If so, was …

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