Immediate and practical support is available for communities affected by the South Australian bushfires, beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said today, as people face continued threats to their homes and local areas. An easy-to-use information card and booklet continuing advice for anyone dealing with the emotional impact of a natural disaster are both available to download…

Stress has a bad reputation. Even in ideal circumstances, completely eradicating stress from your life is not possible – nor should you try. Stress is an important way for our bodies to communicate to us what our limits are. In the past, a fight or flight response helped humans flee dangerous situations or defend themselves.…

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex disorder experienced by 2-6% of the population. BPD is often misunderstood by the public and many mental health professionals. People with Borderline have ongoing difficulty relating to other people and to the world around them. This can be very distressing for the person and for those who care for…

Australia Counselling Founder Clinton Power interviewed internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator and child psychiatrist Dr Dan Siegel about his new book called Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. In this interview Dr Siegel discusses: The benefits, challenges and purpose of adolescence. Some of the most common myths of adolescence What is happening in the…

Improving access to mental health services and support in rural communities is a priority for the Coalition Government, but it also requires support from other sectors and partners, said the Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash. Speaking at the 6th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium in Albury (NSW), Minister Nash said: “Improving mental…

Research to prevent, treat and manage mental illnesses has received a $38.5 million boost following the announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants. The grants cover a range of conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, anorexia and schizophrenia. While some of the grants are focused on developing new treatments, others focus on…

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is pleased to announce the commencement of the Lifeguard Project for Australian communities of gay men. Working with beyondblue and the Movember Foundation, the Alliance will foster a community conversation and educate gay men across Australia in an effort to tackle the alarming rates of depression, anxiety and suicide within…