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Connecting people with schizophrenia-related brain disorders to the wider community

Read about the launch of a new social networking platform for people with Schizophrenia-Related Brain Disorders to connect with each other.

#FightingMHStigma raising awareness of the stigma of mental health disorders

1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lifetimes, yet there is still a stigma attached.

What calling women ‘crazy’ really says about femininity and mental illness

Using casual derogatory phrases about women and generalizing over their "mental health" is abusive and should not be tolerated.

NDIS Mental Health Network Update – October 2016

Mental health is such an important part of the NDIS scheme but has not received anywhere near as much attention as physical disabilities so it is important to keep current.

More than half of workers stay silent about mental health issues

UK research shows over 50% of people who take sick days for mental health reasons, do not reveal the reason to their boss.

[Research] Behavioural activation as effective as cognitive behavioural therapy for depression

BA encourages people to focus on meaningful activities driven by their own personal values as a way of overcoming depression.

Is social media to blame for the worsening mental health of...

With 37% of teenage girls in the UK suffering from psychological distress, and no reason to think Australia would be any different, is social media to blame for the worsening mental health of teenage girls?

Should we be forcing people with severe mental illness to have...

An analysis of the justifications and powers for forcing mentally ill people into treatment even if they are competent and refuse that treatment.

Mental Health Explainer: what is psychoanalysis?

Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a way of treating longstanding psychological problems.

Three ways employers get well-being at work wrong

Employers are often getting well-being at work wrong by focusing on physical health rather than mental and emotional health and well-being.
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