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The physical impact of loneliness, Part 1

Its well-recognised that loneliness plays a significant role in causing and exacerbating emotional difficulties, but recent research into loneliness has also led to a greater understanding of how it can ravage our bodies.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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New approaches to men’s mental health are vital

What can account for the marked gender differences in help seeking behaviour? It could be due in part to the availability of services tailored to meet the needs of men’s mental health.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Domestic and Family Violence Prevention – it’s up to all of us

Despite an increase in effort, we are not seeing a decline Domestic and Family Violence. Why? Partly because our efforts are failing to address the systemic issues behind it.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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New Australian Bureau of Statistics Report shows 9.1% increase in suicide

A new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that 3,128 people died from suicide in 2017. A 9.1% increase over the previous year, with suicide ranked as the 13th leading cause of death, moving up from 15th position in 2016.

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The wilderness inside of us: loneliness vs social isolation

The fear associated with loneliness and social isolation can be traced back to humanity’s earliest days. The definitions have changed over time, but the underlying feeling of disconnection, has always been dangerous for us.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Research now acknowledges that mindfulness practice can really make a difference to your life
World Mindfulness Day

Research now acknowledges that mindfulness practice, or paying attention non-judgmentally moment to moment, can really make a difference to your life and your levels of contentment or happiness.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Listening and supporting people you care about is one of the best ways to reduce suicide
World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: how to reduce suicide

Suicide is a major social health issue in our society. In Australia in 2016, 2,866 Australians took their own life. But you can help reduce these statistics.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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Loneliness has been identified as an epidemic
Is loneliness the curse of our generation?

The evidence of a new public health threat is mounting. Society has ignored this threat for too long and now researchers and politicians are warning that we’re in the midst of an epidemic. This epidemic is one we all recognise. Loneliness.

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On the Line submission to Senate inquiry on rural mental health in Australia

See On the Line’s submission to the Senate inquiry on the accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia.

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On the Line launches ReMinder Suicide Safety Plan App

ReMinder helps users create a simple suicide safety plan, which they can access on their mobile device at any time. A suicide safety plan can help to keep clients safe when they are feeling low or suicidal. ReMinder is designed to remind clients of reasons to live and connect them with the people and services who can help during the tough times.

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