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Walking the Dog

– It’s never too early or too late to learn some self-soothing strategies.

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Improving Mental Health in the LGBTI+ Community
Improving Mental Health in the LGBTI+ Community

The next Black Dog Institute / eMHPrac live webinar will be held on 15th November. It’s an auspicious date. It’s the date the results of the national plebiscite on marriage equality will be announced.

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Are you worried about teenagers and screen time?
Are you worried about teenagers and screen time?

Questions exist in the minds of most parents and carers about their teenagers’ use of digital technology. How much is too much?

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Helping Adolescents 3 - BITE BACK
Helping Adolescents 3 - BITE BACK

As websites for adolescents go BITE BACK is a little different. It contains information and psychoeducation seen on the other websites, but has a focus on the positive aspects of life and a level of interactivity not seen elsewhere.

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Helping Adolescents 2: ReachOut
Helping Adolescents 2: ReachOut

The tag line for the ReachOut site “Help with tough times, sex, friends and drugs” gives a clear indication of its expected user population.

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Helping Adolescents 1: the Headspace sites
Helping Adolescents 1: the Headspace sites

Not every adolescent you see with “adolescent angst” or behavioural problems has a diagnosable mental illness. That doesn’t mean they don’t need your help.

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Bipolar Disorder Self-Management Practices and Challenges for Young Adults
Bipolar Disorder Self-Management Practices and Challenges for Young Adults

The importance of individuals with bipolar disorder engaging in effective self-management practices has been increasingly recognised. A recent study by Jennifer Nicholas has shed light on self-management strategy use in young adults with bipolar disorder.

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