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National Mental Health Commissioner Prof Ian Hickie - ABC Lateline 16 April  2015
April 16, 2015    Lateline

Abbott urged to back Mental Health Report

National Mental Health Commissioner Prof Ian Hickie says "You need acute hospitals, you need step-down care, you need community residences, you need effective support for families who can be treated at home." more...

ABC - 13 Apr 2015 - The Fault In Our StarsApril 13, 2015
Australian Story

The Fault in Our Stars

Nic Newling wants to devote his life to educating people about mental illness. His message is that having an illness isn't necessarily a life sentence and that asking for help is the key to recovery. more...

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brisbanetimes.com.auApril 20, 2015
Natalie Bochenski

Mental health costs Australian business $11billion: Conference

Finding ways of reducing stressors in the workplace that negatively impact mental health is not just good for employees – it's good for business. A WHS conference in Brisbane this week will hear that 1 in 6 working-aged Australians is living with a mental illness. more...

The Age EditorialApril 19, 2015
The Age Editorial:

Government must not delay on mental health.

...a comprehensive independent report has found Australia's mental health system is fundamentally failing, with billions of taxpayers' dollars being poorly spent in an uncoordinated system that focuses too much on emergency, hospital-based responses rather than on prevention and support. more...

ABC NewsRob-Ramjan-CEO-SFNSWApril 16, 2015

Schizophrenia Fellowship CEO says Australia spending half of what it should be on mental health

Rob Ramjan says "mental illness makes up around 16% of the total health cost, but Australia spends around 7%"... "This is probably the most uncertain time that we've ever had when it comes to the policy, the directions in relation to mental health services." more... 

Sydney Morning HeraldMonash doctors - transcranial magnetic stimulation - SMH 19 April 2015April 19, Julia Medew

Monash doctors trial transcranial magnetic stimulation on 40 teenagers with severe depression

in the hope it will treat their illness and improve their cognitive function - a world first trial. more...