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We need to better detect depression but that shouldn't mean more medication

We need to better detect depression but that shouldn't mean more medication | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
While it's important to increase the diagnosis of depression and find a treatment plan that suits the individual, simply writing more scripts for antidepressants isn't the answer.
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Does cannabis cause mental illness?

Does cannabis cause mental illness? | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
The potential harms associated with using cannabis depend, above all others, on two things: the age at which you first begin to use cannabis and the frequency, dose and duration of use.
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Questions to ask your teenager about music and mental health

Questions to ask your teenager about music and mental health | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Most young people rely on music to make them feel better, and have had multiple experiences of this working. But if someone you know is struggling with mental health problems it’s worth having a chat.
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People with a mental illness discriminated against when looking for work and when employed

People with a mental illness discriminated against when looking for work and when employed | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
A survey has found more reports of discrimination than positive treatment of job seekers with a mental illness.
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Mental health changes should be judged on outcomes, not promises

Mental health changes should be judged on outcomes, not promises | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
The reforms announced today have the potential to change this appalling situation. But ultimately they should be judged on the outcomes they achieve for patients.
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The mental health challenge requires significant attention and research

The mental health challenge requires significant attention and research | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and dementia are disorders that are ultimately traced to brain function, and not the manifestations of individual weaknesses.
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FactCheck Q&A: are Indigenous youth suicide rates in the top of Australia the highest in the world?

FactCheck Q&A: are Indigenous youth suicide rates in the top of Australia the highest in the world? | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Q&A presenter Tony Jones asked psychologist and research fellow Pat Dudgeon if Indigenous youth suicide rates across the top half of Australia are the highest in the world. We check the research evidence.
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Blame it on biology: how explanations of mental illness influence treatment

Blame it on biology: how explanations of mental illness influence treatment | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Biological and genetic explanations of mental illness can weaken people’s sense of control and optimism, and create a bias against effective psychological interventions.
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Anxiety Disorders In Children May Be Minimized Through Family Intervention [Report]

Anxiety Disorders In Children May Be Minimized Through Family Intervention [Report] | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Children of anxious parents are at high risk of developing the same disorder. However, that should not be the case as family-based intervention helps parents raise calm kids, a study says.
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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin : Developing a best practice pathway to support improvements in Indigenous Australians’ mental health and well-being: a qualitative study

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From asylums to GP clinics: the missing middle in mental health care

From asylums to GP clinics: the missing middle in mental health care | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
On closing the asylums, Australia failed to invest in an alternative model of community mental health care. So there are few alternatives between the GP surgery and the hospital emergency department.
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Elderly men have the highest suicide rate - and ageism stops us from doing something about it

Elderly men have the highest suicide rate - and ageism stops us from doing something about it | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered…
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Addicted to social media? Try an e-fasting plan

Addicted to social media? Try an e-fasting plan | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Many of us are becoming addicted to social media, and it's having a negative impact on our lives. Here are some tips to help you take back control.
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Mental health woes are rife in the arts – no wonder

Mental health woes are rife in the arts – no wonder | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
People who work in the arts often accept terrible working conditions and low (or non-existent) pay as the price of admission – and that has a real impact on mental health.
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Australians are spending more on mental health services and employers need to take notice

Australians are spending more on mental health services and employers need to take notice | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
New data shows Australians are spending more on mental health services and with costs to business in the millions, it's time employers realised good mental health is good for the bottom line too.
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Mindfulness can improve living with a disability

Mindfulness can improve living with a disability | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
A recent review of studies has shown that mindfulness meditation helps people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder reduce their mental and physical problems.
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Commentary: we need to be better prepared for a technological future

Commentary: we need to be better prepared for a technological future | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
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You've been diagnosed with depression, now what?

You've been diagnosed with depression, now what? | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
So you're depressed. You know this because a health profession has told you so, or because there is no mistaking the symptoms. Perhaps you've been depressed before. What now?
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Health Check: seven nutrients important for mental health – and where to find them

Health Check: seven nutrients important for mental health – and where to find them | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
A growing body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.
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Cost of doctor visits putting off rural Australians: report

Cost of doctor visits putting off rural Australians: report | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
In some parts of Australia, patients are twice to three times more likely to avoid seeing their GP because they can't afford it, according to figures released today.
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Social media rehab course launched

Social media rehab course launched | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Social media has created dependency issues; research has proven it. Academic studies have linked apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to symptoms of depression, anxiety and general dissatisfaction.
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Blocking the means of suicide can buy time and lives

Blocking the means of suicide can buy time and lives | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Installing barriers and safety nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide can reduce the number of deaths at these sites by more than 90%.
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Back to black: why melancholia must be understood as distinct from depression

Back to black: why melancholia must be understood as distinct from depression | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
Melancholia has a strong genetic contribution, so it's largely biologically underpinned rather than caused by social factors (stressors) or psychological factors, such as personality style.
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Is 'headspace' really improving young people's mental health?

Is 'headspace' really improving young people's mental health? | Innovative mental health solutions: social media for health and wellbeing | Scoop.it
The number of youth mental health centres known as headspace has rapidly expanded in the last decade. But we have yet to see evaluation of whether the services improve young people’s mental health.
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