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Australia's binge drinking culture puts mental health at risk, experts warn

Australians are going to have to wish for more than 'good health' before a bout of binge-drinking to avoid sobering consequences to their mental …

'I had a baby and lost my mind': Post-natal psychosis recovery in Perth's specialist Mother and Baby Unit

Keryn Bradbury had her first baby in 2012, and within a week, childbirth triggered a frightening illness that affects just a few women per one …

Mental Health

Thousands of girls in forced marriages

As the earth bakes in drought across parts of Niger, Africa, a wedding boom is underway.<p>But it's no cause for celebration.<p>Niger has ranked highest …

Burkina Faso

Mental As: Six Tasmanians share their stories of mental illness

Mental illness impacts most facets of Australian life, either consciously or unknowingly.<p>936 ABC Hobart presenters Melanie Tait and Helen Shield …

Fighting the demons: Former NRL half-back Joe Williams on how boxing saved him from depression

Every day is a personal struggle for Joe Williams, but when he steps into the boxing ring he finds peace from the demons of depression.<p>"I'm here …

Mental Health

How 'mental health smart' are you?

Mental health problems are incredibly common, yet often poorly understood. How much do you know?<p>This quiz presents some beliefs or statements about …

Mental Health

Kids Helpline to release suicide prevention paper to start conversation among young people

Kids Helpline is releasing a suicide prevention discussion paper this weekend as part of World Mental Health Day in a bid to start a conversation …

Mental Health

Farmers, it's ok to talk: Breaking down the stigma of mental health in regional and rural Queensland - ABC Rural - ABC News

Rural advocates say removing the "label" of mental illness is key to breaking down the stigma that sees many shy away from seeking help.<p>"We've got to …

Mental Health

The 90-second video every HSC student should watch

On Monday, NSW year 12 students will sit the first of their Higher School Certificate examinations, for English. The exams run over the next few …

Australia

Beyond the beach: The 11 best places to take a dip in Australia

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Australia

Nobel Peace Prize: Winners you may and may not know

Many familiar faces have won the Nobel Peace Prize over the years, but some lesser-known achievers have made just as much of an impact on the …

Malala Yousafzai

Global obesity rise puts UN goals on diet-related diseases 'beyond reach'

Westernised diets blamed as figures predict failure to meet 2025 target of no increase in obesity or diabetes beyond 2010 levels<p>UN goals on diet-related disease will fail to be met because of the soaring numbers of people becoming obese or overweight, with almost 1 billion of the world’s adults …

Average NSW home loan jumps $78,100 in a year

Home buyers are piling on debt, with new figures showing the average new mortgage is growing even faster than the turbocharged property market.<p>People …

Mortgages

Hong Kong students and professors rally for academic freedom

Students, teachers, and university staff have taken to the streets of Hong Kong in protest of alleged interference from Beijing. Previously, a …

Hong Kong

Perfect VCE score students 20 years on

The 20 Victorian students who received a perfect VCE score in 1995 could not brag about it on Facebook.<p>It didn't exist back then.<p>They had to wait for …

Mental Health First Aid: Program grows from humble Canberra beginnings to train people worldwide

A first aid program for mental health, developed by a couple as they walked their dog in Canberra, has grown to provide training to more than 1 …

Massive increase in attacks on refugee shelters

Authorities in Germany have recorded more than 490 attacks on asylum seeker shelters this year. The attacks ranged from racist graffiti to arson and, …

Germany

Muslim community split in response to violence committed in name of Islam

The murder of Curtis Cheng has provoked soul-searching within the Muslim community about the best way to respond<p>Swarthy bearded men or women in headscarves are a rare sight on Australian television screens — until tragedies such as the shooting of Curtis Cheng last Friday.<p>Usually, Sydney doctor …

Tasmania's mental health strategy still lacking, nurses say

Tasmanian nurses are concerned the state's 10-year mental health plan has missed some key issues.<p>After six months of consultation, the State …

Health Care

Police expect 300 protesters at Sydney mosque

About 300 anti-Islamic protesters are expected to rally near Parramatta mosque, calling for it to be shut down following the killing of NSW police …

World Politics

AM - Tiny turnout to anti-Muslim protest in Sydney's west 10/10/2015

ELIZABETH JACKSON: Police and Government agencies will meet in Canberra next week to devise a range of co-ordinated strategies to prevent the …

Islamophobia