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New resources to help people affected by suicide attempts

New resources to help people affected by suicide attempts

The stigma that surrounds suicide can discourage people who are feeling suicidal from seeking help, according to new research. A┬áconsultation report, which details the views and needs of people who have attempted suicide and their family and friends, was released today, together with new resources to help support those affected by suicide attempts. In the […]

Over the past 17 years, what has changed for people with mental illness?

Over the past 17 years, what has changed for people with mental illness?

After 17 years at the helm of SANE Australia, Barbara Hocking OAM is about to retire (her last day on the job is July 13). SANE Australia is a national organisation helping people affected by mental illness (consumers, their family and other carers), through education, applied research and campaigning for improved services and attitudes. In […]

Let’s talk about some important mental health issues (beyond clinical services)

Let’s talk about some important mental health issues (beyond clinical services)

Croakey is today kicking off a series of articles on mental health. These coincide with an investigation into controversies in mental health reform that I have written jointly for Crikey (appearing as a four-part series from today) and for Inside Story (published online and also appearing today in a slightly abbreviated form in The Canberra […]

Why aren’t governments supporting web doctoring?

Why aren’t governments supporting web doctoring?

John Mendoza, Adjunct Professor of Health Science, University of the Sunshine Coast, wants more support for web-based mental health programs: “Gavin Andrews (see previous posts) is absolutely right in his assertion that the web offers great potential for the effective treatment of some mental health problems in our community. Australian researchers like Andrews and others […]