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Using Your Interests to Combat PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that affects people after they experience or witness a traumatic event. While it is normal for people to feel scared, be jumpy, and have difficulty sleeping after such an experience, it is abnormal to have symptoms for longer than a few months. People with PTSD relive the event, avoid situations that serve as a reminde [...]

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Monday Mental Health Mash Up – Emotional CPR, Depression, QLD MH Act, Federal Election & More

This weeks Mental Health Mash Up features a new method of dealing with our mental health, an update on who's promising what for mental health in the upcoming Federal election and a petition to the Federal Health Minister for a proven treatment for depression to be added to the Medicare umbrella.Let's dig inMore...Emotional CPR or eCPRA couple of weeks ago at our regular Rotary [...]

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My neighbour has a mental health issue & I’m calling the police

NOT SAFE FOR WORK - FREQUENT COURSE LANGUAGE It's 2.45am and I'm calling the police. This is the third night in a row we have been kept awake by the lady in the unit below us and I've had enough! My neighbour has a mental health issue and we want to be supportive but this is the straw that breaks the camels back. I want to be a good neighbour. I would like to help the la [...]

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Queensland Mental Health Act 2016 Implementation

The Queensland Mental Health Act 2016 has finally passed through Parliament on 18th February 2016. The big question is when will the changes start to be seen and felt in the mental health community?   The long, drawn out history of the new Queensland Mental Health Act 2016 goes something like this.... The review of the Queensland Mental Health Act started in J [...]

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