June 20, 2017
Managing bipolar disorder is challenging for patients and practitioners alike. Making the diagnosis in the first place is often a challenge, but once it’s made many patients and their health care practitioners are unaware that there’s more to managing bipolar disorder than juggling the medications and doing the blood tests. Listen to the podcast and read the blog.Read More
June 06, 2017
Is that a typo in the title? Should it say hugs? Well, “hugs” is getting close but not really quite there.Read More
May 23, 2017
Generally speaking Mental Health apps don’t have much of an evidence base. For that reason, if you are a mental health practitioner, it’s important to take a close look yourself at any apps you plan to recommend.Read More
May 09, 2017
Do you feel comfortable about using computers to help people with their mental health? If not you are not alone and this might give you some insight into why you feel that way. Earlier this year I read a book called The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North, a pseudonym belonging to British author Catherine Webb. The story revolves around two interesting ideas.Read More
April 26, 2017
Recently on a social media group someone asked if TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) really was a treatment for depression or just another “alternative therapy hoax”. Here’s some information to update you on TMS...Read More
The Black Dog Institute Mental Health Community of Practice is a private online community for GPs that combines education and knowledge sharing activities. The community includes:
Share ideas, work on them together
Propose ideas, add descriptions,tags and files.
Regular blog posts from subject matter experts.
Engage with Comments, Forums, Chat
Moderated discussion forums with your colleagues on e-Mental Health issues.
Networking with Peers
Break the silos with connections and groups. Stay connected without the noise. You control what's included
Access to useful articles, resources, links to evidence and eMH Programs.