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

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How is Your Mental Health?
How is Your Mental Health?

It has become pretty clear in recent times that health practitioners are no less subject to mental health problems than the people they treat. More so perhaps! Why might that be?

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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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Learning About Mental Health at School
Learning About Mental Health at School

Black Dog Institute’s Lifespan integrated suicide prevention research project includes an arm of mental health education in schools. The schools-based program is a local adaptation of Youth Aware Mental Health (YAM), a program developed at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The YAM program has, in longitudinal analyses, been shown to be effective in reducing depression, negative emotional symptoms, conduct problems and suicidal ideation, plans and attempts.

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