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Medical-DailyMar 27, 2015
Stephanie Castillo

Researchers want to rename schizophrenia, help lessen mental health stigma

New study published in Schizophrenia Research finds renaming schizophrenia would “reduce stigma and benefit communication between clinicians, patients, and families.”  more... 

Open Letter to PM Tony Abbott signed by
72 Mental Health Organisations 23 Mar

"We, the undersigned, are writing to implore the Australian Government to take urgent action to ensure continuity of services and programs for Australians who live with mental illness, and those who care for them.

Right now, hundreds of contracts for community based mental health services and programs funded by the Department of Health are due to end 30 June 2015..."  download the PDF... (PDF 2.7MB
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ABC interview Frank Quinlan MHA 24Mar2015
March 24, 2015    Sophie Scott - ABC

Mental health patients facing crucial cuts

Thousands of Australians seeking help for mental health problems face growing uncertainty because federal funding for hundreds of contracts has not been guaranteed after June 30.  more..