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'Years of neglect': mental health patients left languishing

'Years of neglect': mental health patients left languishing

Just 40 per cent of mental health patients at Canberra's emergency departments were treated within a clinically recommended timeframe in 2017-18.

  • by Daniella White

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'If you felt like posting pictures of your pets, that would really help'
Mental health

'If you felt like posting pictures of your pets, that would really help'

'I was completely unprepared for what happened next. The pictures came pouring in.'

  • by Jill Stark
Awkward conversations: Science says you're way more likeable than you think
Mental health

Awkward conversations: Science says you're way more likeable than you think

Like many people, Shaun Mhonde feels awkward and uneasy when talking to people he has just met. Is his conversation dull? Is the other person bored? Oh god, why did I say that?

  • by Liam Mannix and Katharine Haynes
Queensland medical community united against mandatory reporting laws
Mental health

Queensland medical community united against mandatory reporting laws

Queensland's medical organisations are opposed to changes to the state's mandatory reporting laws which they say will stop professionals seeking treatment.

  • by Stuart Layt
$1m kicked into campaign for magic mushroom therapy
Healthcare

$1m kicked into campaign for magic mushroom therapy

Advocates’ hopes of legalising magic-mushroom therapy for mental illness have received a significant boost after a wealthy couple agreed to throw their substantial resources behind the campaign.

  • by Liam Mannix and Chloe Booker
Latest mental health productivity data reveals scale of reform ahead
Opinion
Opinion

Latest mental health productivity data reveals scale of reform ahead

Australia remains extremely dependent on traditional health professions for mental health care.

  • by Dr Sebastian Rosenberg
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Nausea, panic, tears – why wasn't I warned
Opinion
Opinion

Nausea, panic, tears – why wasn't I warned

After going off medication, a sense of impending doom began to creep.

  • by Chloe Booker
Bold recommendation for free 'preventative' psychology sessions
Mental health

Bold recommendation for free 'preventative' psychology sessions

Australians would be able to access up to 10 Medicare-funded sessions with a psychologist without being diagnosed with a mental disorder, under sweeping changes recommended by the federal government's Medicare Benefits Schedule review.

  • by Dana McCauley
Pushing happiness as the holy grail is creating  'generation anxiety'
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Wellbeing

Pushing happiness as the holy grail is creating 'generation anxiety'

We’re still teaching children to deny their feelings and pursue happiness as the holy grail.

  • by Jill Stark
Sydney hospital faces trainee ban over junior doctor scandal
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Hospitals

Sydney hospital faces trainee ban over junior doctor scandal

Bankstown Hospital faces losing accreditation to train future surgeons as after a junior doctor was worked to breaking point.

  • by Kate Aubusson
The simple change we can make to reduce the risk of depression
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The simple change we can make to reduce the risk of depression

New research looking at nearly 46,000 people found that a healthier diet can significantly improve symptoms of depression.

  • by Sarah Berry