World Mental Health Day 2016

The 10th of October marked "World Mental Health Day", also a part of "Mental Health Week" in Australia. The day encourages the public to speak opeanly about mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.  Hashhtags like #light-up-purple and #worldmentalhealthday having been trending on Facebook and Twitter as messages of support and awareness are shared all over the world.

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MJA report shows need for alternatives to anti-depressants

Authors Christopher Davey and Andrew Chanen call for alternatives to anti-depressant medication to improve outcomes for patients suffering depression. They highlight in their article that while anti-depressants still have an important role in patient treatment, medication is more effective if given in combination with other therapies. You can read the full article here.

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