Early intervention programs for young people with mental health issues could save lives, alleviate suffering and save millions of dollars a year, high-profile speakers have told an audience at the UNSW Medicine Dean’s lecture.
UNSW will today host Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He will take part in a special ABC Q&A program at the Clancy Auditorium, discussing investment in global health and development.
Two academics have recently suggested that everyone with a mental illness could be violent. By doing so, they risk returning us to a time where the mentally ill were isolated and stigmatised, writes Olav Nielssen.
There are already encouraging signs that Medicare Locals are starting to deliver results. But if they’re axed, Australia could be derailing its path to a more equitable health system, write Mark Harris, Elizabeth Harris and Nick Zwar.
Widespread confusion about what constitutes grief, ‘normaI’ depression and clinical depression risks being exacerbated under psychiatry's new classification system, Scientia Professor Gordon Parker warns.