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Stay tuned for new website & newsletter!

Stay tuned for new website & newsletter!

Exciting news! We have a new website on the way, as well as some other exciting changes! In the meantime, please sign up to our “Mindful Musings” email here, or in the sidebar, to receive updates about what’s happening, and interesting information about all things mental-health related! Mindful Musings has recently had a hiatus, as […]

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Can Psychiatric Labelling of Kids be Dangerous?

Can Psychiatric Labelling of Kids be Dangerous?

In 2012, an amazing, talented young woman by the name of Karise Eden became the winner of the first ever series of “The Voice” in Australia. She is, without doubt, an enormous talent and has a voice that is both powerful and haunting. Like all good contestants on any reality television show, she has a […]

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Do mobile phones increase the risk of brain cancer?

Do mobile phones increase the risk of brain cancer?

This week some really interesting research has been published, stating that long-term use of mobile phones and cordless phones can increase the chance of developing glioma, the most common type of brain tumour. YIKES!!!!!! Now, before you go and throw your phones away, let’s have a closer look. If you want to read the research […]

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Mid-Life Men and Suicide: It’s Not Just About Mental Health Problems

Mid-Life Men and Suicide: It’s Not Just About Mental Health Problems

A guest post by Kate Kelland, reprinted from www.samaritans.org Middle-aged men in the lowest socio-economic group and living in the most deprived areas are 10 times more likely to commit suicide than those in the most affluent group, often because they have lost a sense of identity and masculine pride, researchers said on Thursday. In […]

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Quitting Smoking Reduces Stress, Depression and Anxiety

Quitting Smoking Reduces Stress, Depression and Anxiety

By Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation Quitting smoking is associated with reduced depression and anxiety, and has a similar effect to antidepressant drugs for mood disorders, British researchers have found. Published today in the journal BMJ, the study shows the improvement in mood, stress levels and quality of life is as large among the general population […]

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Where are all the suicide bombers and the oppressed women?

Where are all the suicide bombers and the oppressed women?

A slight sense of unease accompanied me to my recent teaching experience at a Muslim school in a large city in Australia. I’m not sure why. I had initially felt privileged when the school invited me to talk to staff and students about youth mental health and I don’t usually have any biases or prejudices, […]