Emily Collyer

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Some thoughts about class in Australia

During a recent interview, a journalist pulled me up for using the c-word.<p>“<i>Class</i>?” she asked with lifted eyebrow. “What do you mean?”<p>I found myself …

Study Shows More Students Suffering from Mental Health Issues

<b>PANAMA CITY-</b> According to a new study nearly one in every 10 college students is receiving mental health counseling on campus.<p>"Life does not stop …

There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia

I’ve seen PhD students with depression, sleep issues, eating disorders, and thoughts of suicide. Mental health in academia is an issue that needs to be addressed<p>• Why mental illness is on the rise in academia<p>It is all too common to see PhD students work themselves to the point of physical and …

Look After Your Mate Campaign Urges Students To Help Friends Suffering From Depression

A national campaign is urging students across the UK to support their friends who have mental health issues while at university.<p>The campaign follows …

Depression And Me: Five Students Open Up About The Stigma Around Mental Health

University life is often exaggerated and overhyped. It is said to be ‘the best time of your life’, a time when you’ll make friends for life, meet …

Dark thoughts: why mental illness is on the rise in academia

University staff battling anxiety, poor work-life balance and isolation aren't finding the support they need<p>• The blog that started the debate: there is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia<p>Mental health problems are on the rise among UK academics amid the pressures of …

Many teens could use a full mental-health checkup

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p>When we first discovered that more than 20 per cent of our youth had a significant mental-health problem, in a study that looked at more …

Students: where to get help for your mental health

Many students experience mental health problems at university – here are some resources that could help<p>Read more: students share stories of mental health<p>If you're experiencing mental health problems – whether feelings of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, an eating disorder or any other …

The Australian Labor Party and the pitfalls of the politics of avoidance

<i>In the wake of the ALP’s poor result in the recent Western Australia Senate election, The Conversation is publishing a series of articles looking at</i> …

Australia

Truck crashes into car, pushes motorist several kilometres down Hume Freeway before driver notices

Police say it was lucky nobody was hurt when a truck smashed into a car in Melbourne's north and pushed the vehicle several kilometres before the …

Collombet murder accused in Qld court

The man accused of murdering French student Sophie Collombet has appeared briefly in a Brisbane court.<p>The 25-year-old, who cannot be named, did not …

When Drones attack. Triathlete discovers the hazards of drones in public spaces

In what may become an increasingly common occurrence, a drone that was being used to film the Endure Batavia Triathlon in Geraldton, Western …

Drones

Army Cadets staff member stood aside amid 'unacceptable behaviour' investigation

An Australian Army Cadets staff member accused of "unacceptable behaviour" by cadets has been stood aside while the claims are investigated.<p>The …

Mass school stabbing in US: 22 hurt in rampage in Murrysville, Pennsylvania

A 16-year-old American student wielding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of a Pittsburgh-area high school, wounding 22 people …

Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive, police say

An autopsy on Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her British home two days ago, is inconclusive "pending toxicology tests", police say.<p>The second …

Former foreign minister Bob Carr says 'pro-Israel lobby' influenced government policy

Former foreign minister Bob Carr has hit out at what he calls the "pro-Israel lobby in Melbourne", saying it wielded "extraordinary influence" on …

Autism at school: seven questions for parents

Many children with autism find aspects of everyday life difficult, and school is no exception. School is a complex environment at the best of times, …

Autism

Antipsychotic drugs harm older people, let's reduce their use

Psychotropic drugs are being over-used in Australian aged-care facilities to chemically restrain residents, according to both researchers and several …

Senate Committees

Tropical Cyclone Ita: Cooktown authorities prepare for category-five storm

Authorities in far north Queensland say they are as prepared as they can be for Tropical Cyclone Ita, which has been upgraded to a category-five …

Rare aid enters rebel-held areas in Syria

Syria's Red Crescent and the UN refugee agency have delivered aid to rebel-held areas of Aleppo city for the first time in 10 months, the Red …