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Men’s Health Week: Making healthy connections

Men’s Health Week is all about making healthy connections. Each year around one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness, and the rates are higher for people who are living alone. By making healthy connections, men are more likely to create a support network, experience less loneliness, and increase their wellbeing.

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Investing to save report highlights economic benefits of investment in mental health

A new report from Mental Health Australia and KPMG asks a simple question: Where is money best spent in mental health? The report, titled Investing to save, aims to answer this question by showing how the right investments in mental health can improve our communities.

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Understanding schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia are among the most highly stigmatised and socially marginalised people in our community. For Schizophrenia Awareness Week we’re working to reduce the stigma by answering some common questions and busting myths.

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Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’ season two returns with help-seeking information

The popular and controversial Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’ returns to our screens in May. Mental health advocates have been working behind the scenes to make sure that viewers have access to help-seeking information and support services.

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Budget 2018: Mental health focus on suicide prevention and research

On the Line welcomes the mental health investment announced in the 2018 Federal Budget. With one in five Australians experiencing a mental health disorder each year, mental health is a priority for our communities. Here are some of the highlights from this investment in mental health, focusing on suicide prevention and research.

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Victorian Budget: Record investment in mental health services

On the Line welcomes the news that the Victorian Government has announced a record investment for mental health support in the Victorian Budget 2018/19. Overall, $705 million will be invested in the mental health sector. View some of the project highlights.

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6 ways to manage stress in the workplace

Feel like stress at work is getting too much? Here are six tips on how to deal with workplace stress.

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Dads with a history of mental health issues are at risk for antenatal depression

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute suggests that dads-to-be with a history of common mental health issues are at a significantly greater risk of developing antenatal depression.

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New research reveals parents fear social media more than drugs and alcohol

Research from ReachOut reveals 40% of Australian parents are worried about their children using social media and technology, compared to 25% of parents who were concerned about traditional risks to children around alcohol, drugs and smoking. See ReachOut’s five tips for parents whose child is experiencing cyberbullying.

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Breaking down common bipolar disorder myths

For World Bipolar Day, we’re breaking down the myths associated with the disorder to help eliminate the stigma. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. One in fifty adult Australians will experience the disorder in a year.

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