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New mental health facility for Midland to ease emergency department strain

New mental health facility for Midland to ease emergency department strain

About 12 people per day present at the Midland emergency department with mental health, toxicology or behavioural issues.

  • by staff writers

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New mental health facility could care for extreme cyber-bullying cases
Healthcare

New mental health facility could care for extreme cyber-bullying cases

The new $27 million replacement for the demolished Barrett Adolescent Centre for young people with mental health issues may help with cyber-bullying cases, Queensland's former chief psychiatrist says.

  • by Tony Moore
State pays $4.5 million a year for secure facility housing two people
Mental health

State pays $4.5 million a year for secure facility housing two people

WA's only alternative to prison for people with disabilities charged with, but not convicted of a crime, has housed three people and costs $4.5 million a year.

  • by Lauren Pilat
Why military suicides are so common: the answer isn't combat
Opinion
Opinion

Why military suicides are so common: the answer isn't combat

The reasons for the tragic rate of service people and veterans killing themselves are surrounded by myth. Understanding the truth is critical to finding solutions.

  • by Megan Mackenzie
How a single meeting derailed a shining Army career
Mental health

How a single meeting derailed a shining Army career

Lieutenant-Colonel Brett Carey's PTSD diagnosis ended his career. Now he has a bold new proposal for medically discharged soldiers to help themselves and the country.

  • by Lucy Stone
Mandurah mum's heartbreak: 'He never came home'

Mandurah mum's heartbreak: 'He never came home'

“There were no signs, there were no symptoms. There had been no big argument or anything untoward that had happened.”

  • by Kaylee Meerton
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In intense times, I'm looking for reasons to hope
Daily Life

In intense times, I'm looking for reasons to hope

As the sign on Pellegrini's window said recently: "It is necessary to still create beauty. To still find joy."

  • by Jill Stark
Mental impairment plea accepted for man who mowed down cyclist, pedestrian
Canberra

Mental impairment plea accepted for man who mowed down cyclist, pedestrian

Prosecutors accepted a plea of not guilty because of mental impairment from a Canberra man accused of mowing down a pedestrian and cyclist in his car.

  • by Alexandra Back
'Mental health issues are huge': Former WA cops realise their dream to help others
Emergency services

'Mental health issues are huge': Former WA cops realise their dream to help others

Former cops Danielle Baldock and Daniel Bates only met for the very first time earlier this year but within minutes of meeting they both realised they shared the same dream.

  • by Phil Hickey
The patient had planned his suicide. But the crisis team was busy
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Mental health

The patient had planned his suicide. But the crisis team was busy

AMA Victoria warns that more lives could be lost in the coming years unless the government acts ahead of the findings of any future royal commission into mental health.

  • by Aisha Dow
Opal card the only clue to the identity of man found dead in Sydney street
Opal

Opal card the only clue to the identity of man found dead in Sydney street

The man was very likely in excruciating pain from the cancer that had spread through his body, but despite police inquiries, nothing else is known about him.

  • by Julie Power