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Man looking out at wilderness - loneliness & isolation has always been a danger to us
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.

By Kim O’Neill, CEO, On the Line

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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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Women using the Reminder Suicide Safety Plan App
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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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 document
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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Man with head in hands suffering schizophrenia
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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Young girl upset after watching 13 reasons why
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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