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Lifeline calls for 25 per cent suicide reduction target after deaths spike

Lifeline calls for 25 per cent suicide reduction target after deaths spike

Pressure is mounting on the federal government to commit to a national suicide prevention target, after the latest data revealed deaths had risen by 9 per cent in just a year.

  • by Dana McCauley

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Antidepressants might fail if you use your phone in bed, study suggests
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Antidepressants might fail if you use your phone in bed, study suggests

Monash University research raises the prospect of a link between antidepressants and light sensitivity.

  • by Liam Mannix
'It ain't weak to speak': Meet the young men tackling mental health
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'It ain't weak to speak': Meet the young men tackling mental health

Two mates from Perth among growing surge of young men speaking out on mental health issues plaguing their generation.

  • by Phil Hickey
GPs struggle in a system ill-equipped to deal with mental health
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Opinion

GPs struggle in a system ill-equipped to deal with mental health

Many people are no longer here because they couldn’t afford their mental illness. It’s a devastating indictment on a system that is fundamentally broken.

  • by Jill Stark
Is there such thing as 'vegan depression'?
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Is there such thing as 'vegan depression'?

An Australian psychologist is trying to have vegan depression recognised as a condition.

  • by Linda Moon
The number one reason people see their GP
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The number one reason people see their GP

Walk into any GP waiting room in Australia and chances are most of the chairs will be occupied by patients with psychological problems.

  • by Kate Aubusson
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The Perth suburb with the worst metro suicide rate in the nation
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The Perth suburb with the worst metro suicide rate in the nation

This riverside Perth suburb has the highest suicide rate of any metropolitan local government in Australia, according to the latest data.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Why struggling with shame is something many of us have in common
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Wellbeing

Why struggling with shame is something many of us have in common

Everyone has felt shame at some point in their lives and many of us struggle with it on a daily basis.

  • by Jane Caro
Netflix renews Insatiable despite fat-shaming backlash

Netflix renews Insatiable despite fat-shaming backlash

The show's first season prompted a content warning from Australian mental health organisation Mindframe. 

  • by Broede Carmody
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Stopgap funding for thousands of mentally ill Victorians

State government says Victorian taxpayers left to pay for the care of thousands left behind by federal disability.

  • by Noel Towell
David Sharaz reveals personal battles as he urges others to ask RU OK?

David Sharaz reveals personal battles as he urges others to ask RU OK?

David Sharaz has battled depression for years. But he now realises he is more than enough and he wants others to speak up when they need help.

  • by Megan Doherty