Regional Australians impacted by suicide are more likely to experience multiple loses of family, friends and community members compared to their city counterparts – new research has revealed for the first time.
Last week’s numbers brought us the bad news we were expecting: Australia has fallen into the worst recession in nearly a century.
The Byron Shire is known around Australia as a place of healing, but many members of our own community miss out on these opportunities because they don’t have the disposable income needed to take part.
Lismore City Council is encouraging people of all ages to spend some time in nature and improve their mental and physical health.
'What if there is no medical evidence to support depression as a chemical imbalance?' asks award-winning author Johann Hari in his new book Lost Connections.
A Health Care Complaints Commission investigation is underway into Lismore Base Hospital’s adult mental health unit following the suicide of a man it turned away and the attempted suicide of another.
Australian mental health leaders Pat McGorry and Jack Heath have called for the urgent need for a global response to the growing impact of depression at an international conference in London.
Nany Australians with mild depression and anxiety, especially men and people in rural and regional areas, don’t take action until their condition becomes severe. Now a free mental-health coaching program on the north coast removes barriers to treatment .
Anthony Williams suffered from depression and anxiety for ten long years. He finally found something that was for him, better than any drugs. He discovered Mixed Martial Arts and decided to train with a professional academy.
A group of frustrated local mothers have decided to establish their own informal support group. One mother said she felt she was ‘battling in isolation, trying to find ways to manage our daughter’s self-harm, depression or anxiety.