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The far-reaching consequences of suicide

Suicide in Victoria may have affected up to 97,000 people last year.

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3 even more surprising mental health benefits of sleep

Sleep is an essential biological process that has been observed in almost all animals. Quality sleep is also crucial to good mental health.

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3 surprising mental health benefits of sleep

The study of sleep science has been around for hundreds of years. Even so, you don’t need to be a scientist to appreciate the mental health benefits of sleep.

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Feeling stressed out (and how can I get help)?

You know what stress is. But what is it about stress that actually causes us to act out and behave differently?

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What is schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects brain function. Specifically, it affects thoughts, behaviour, language, and perception. A person with schizophrenia has an altered perception of reality, meaning they may have trouble distinguishing between what is real and what is not. Read on to understand the symptoms and treatment of schizophrenia.

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Why would someone take their own life?

Suicide is a major public health problem in Australia. 3,128 people took their own lives in 2017. How can you help someone with suicidal thoughts?

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Five vital steps for when someone close attempted suicide

What do you do when you find out someone close to you has tried to end their life?

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Self-harm

There are many complex reasons behind why someone engages in self-harming behaviour, and it can be a difficult and sensitive topic to talk about. Understand what causes self-harm, the common reasons why people hurt themselves, and alternatives to self-harm.

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How do you talk to someone who may be suicidal?

Are you worried about someone who may have suicidal thoughts? Allowing them to talk about how they feel is vitally important. Here’s some advice on how to get the conversation started.

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Is your New Year’s resolution still on track?

New Year’s resolutions are fundamentally about changing something in ourselves that we may have struggled with until now. If those changes were easy to make, so many of us wouldn’t be making a special commitment.

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