Black Dog Institute

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A public panel at UNSW on 19 April will discuss the implications of giving away valuable health data and other challenges of digital public health.

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The world is facing a global health emergency as the rates of mental illness and suicide increase, one of the world’s foremost mental health experts, Dr Tom Insel, has told a packed audience at UNSW’s Wallace Wurth lecture.

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Australia is up to ten years ahead of the rest of the world in using digital technology to improve mental health care, according to Google Life Sciences' Dr Tom Insel.

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The largest randomised control trial to evaluate the effectiveness of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression has begun across Australia and New Zealand.

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We now know that separation anxiety can afflict anyone, with almost half the cases of lifetime separation anxiety first manifesting in adulthood, writes Vijaya Manicavasagar.

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Potential negative interactions on social media are not a reason to turn off our computers and phones. Instead, we should be working to harness the internet's power to support, treat and save lives, writes Bridianne O'Dea.

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A $14.7 million donation to the Black Dog Institute from the foundation established by the late entrepreneur Paul Ramsay will be used to save the lives of Australians at risk of suicide.

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Emergency service workers exposed to traumatic events are set to benefit from the world’s first guidelines to help diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Melancholia needs to be recognised as a distinct psychiatric condition – not simply as a more severe expression of depression – if clinical and community awareness is to be improved, writes Gordon Parker.

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The first ever study into people presenting to hospital following a suicide attempt has found one third will receive no mental health follow up.

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