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The World Today - Suicide of young constable forces Victoria Police to focus on trauma 13/10/2015

ELEANOR HALL: Lets go now to Victoria where the Police service has announced that it will develop a strategy to deal with suicides in the …

#FindMike’s Jonny Benjamin: UK’s current approach to mental health ‘diabolical’

The mental health activist tells PinkNews that the government needs to do more to help those with mental health problems in the UK.<p>Mental health …

Mental Health

5 Things Most People Don't Understand About Your Anxiety

<i>Originally published on Unwritten by Teresa Tellekamp.</i><p>For anyone living with anxiety or an anxiety disorder, the phrase "it will get better eventually" often becomes an internal mantra to push on through the day without any outside support or treatment. The dialogue surrounding mental illness is …

Depression

Native American Youth Suicide Rates Are At Crisis Levels

The numbers are staggering.<p>Five years ago, psychiatrist R. Dale Walker was invited to a small Northern Plains reservation that had suffered 17 suicides in eight months. It was there, listening in a group therapy meeting, that he first heard the phrase "grieved out."<p>Walker, who specializes in …

Child sexual abuse victims at 'greater risk' of suicide under planned Medicare changes

This would contradict the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse's recommendations last week that survivors should …

'Mixed depression,' agitation may signal suicide risk

(Reuters Health) - Certain behavior patterns often precede suicide attempts by people with major depression, suggesting signs that doctors can and should watch out for, a large study suggests.<p>The hallmarks of suicide risk may include risky behavior, agitated behavior, impulsivity and the presence …

How Video Games Can Help With Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety can be huge obstacles for many of us. Whether you’re struggling with mild depression and/or anxiety, or you feel buried by it, …

Grandparent Power: Bonds With Seniors Help Stabilize Teens

Study surveyed more than 1,400 adolescents<p>Teens who form close, loving relationships with a grandparent are more likely to have fewer behavioral and emotional problems than less-attached teens, says a study published online in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.<p>The benefits to the teens were …

Teens

A new study highlights a significant way to combat depression

In a section titled "Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities," she vows, "If you're depressed, I will be there for you … I will be there for you during your horrible break-up, or getting fired from your job, or if you're just having a bad couple of months or year. I will hate it and find you really …

Depression

'Depressed Cake Shops' eat away at the stigma of mental health issues

Cake is usually there for us on life’s happiest days — birthdays, weddings and other celebratory events.<p>That is precisely why the mission behind a movement of pop-up “Depressed Cake Shops” has been so successful, with the shops increasingly raising money and awareness for mental health issues …

Be wary of studies that link mental ill health with creativity or a high IQ | Dr Oliver Joe Robinson

The idea that genius and madness are intertwined is an ancient one. But in truth, in this desperately underfunded field, we don’t even have objective tools to diagnose disorders of the mind, let alone back up claims such as this<p>The idea that highly creative or intelligent individuals are especially …

Haunted by His Parents' Experience in the Nazi Death Camps, Idaho Suicide Prevention Advocate Ends His Life: 'I Was Tired of Having Holocaust Dreams'

For the past year, suicide prevention advocate Peter Wollheim was awakened by bad dreams about the Holocaust and its effect on his Jewish parents, …

Mental Health

24 #TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs Tweets That Are Opening Up A Much-Needed Dialogue On Mental Illness

By Johanna Mort,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1P9mkj3<p>1.<p>#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs when you have one good day, people assume you are cured and …

What No One Tells You About Depression (but I Will)

Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts …

Depression

Parent and teacher support protects teens from sleep problems and depression

Disturbed sleep in adolescents is associated with more symptoms of depression and greater uncertainly about future success<p>DARIEN, IL - A new study …

Bullying leads to depression and suicidal thoughts in teens

Victimized teens more likely to carry weapons to school<p>High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to …

UAlberta research helps youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts

Pilot study in Red Deer Public Schools shows impressive early results<p>Peter Silverstone knows that, of all his professional accomplishments, none are …

The New York Times Claims Social Media Causes Suicide. That’s Absurd.

The <i>New York Times</i> has published an affecting profile of a young woman who appeared to lead a charmed life, until she became determined to kill …

Mental Health

The Future of Library Services for and with Teens

As you look around libraryland, you’ll see quite a bit about 21st century libraries, services, and 21st century literacies. In 2014, after a yearlong …

Libraries

Suicide Remains a Leading Cause of Death, Yet It's Mostly Preventable

Big Think and the Mental Health Channel are proud to launch Big Thinkers on Mental Health, a new series dedicated to open discussion of anxiety, …

Mental Health

'It’s No Longer Dark': Suicide Attempt Survivors Share Messages Of Hope

Support the news<p>Mary Esther Rohman, of Belmont, knows what it means to hit rock bottom — or worse. As she describes it, the bottom fell out. "They …

Mental Health