One of the commonest complaints of mental health services is a perceived failure of communication between caregivers and clinicians regarding those with mental health issues. With this in mind, a few of us put together a form that could
I work in an old age mental health service. We have a patient, a 77 year old woman, who used to live in her family’s backyard in a tent. She would sleep each night in the cold, regardless of
In 2014, Michelle Carter sent numerous text messages urging her boyfriend, then 18, to kill himself. Last week, a Massachusetts court convicted her of involuntary manslaughter. This week, the director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke, determined that this posed all
My interview regarding the plight of the elderly in Australia.
I look after the mental health of older adults in the community. Despite common opinion, older adults are usually not more depressed – whilst physical deterioration commonly occurs, one is statistically more likely to enjoy better mental health as one
No political figure has ever mobilised, and frustrated, the mental health profession as much as President Trump. Prior to Mr Trump’s inauguration, 3 professors of psychiatry called for a ‘neuropsychiatric evaluation’. Shortly after, with the first wave of chaos from
Three psychiatry professors called for a formal evaluation. Psychologists and other mental health professionals worldwide are of surprising consistency in their interpretations. We have to ask – does the President of the United States have Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
“Break Free” is a commercial created by German student Eugen Merher. Intended for Adidas, it shows a gentleman in an aged care facility who becomes obsessed with reliving his glory days as a marathon runner. Restrained from leaving the
Awarded a commendation by the KSP Writer’s Centre Short Fiction Awards, 2016 “So, how exactly did Australia save the world?” Bob stopped, the freshly opened homebrew just barely at his lips. “What, seriously, you still don’t
My interview with Wendy Harmer on ABC702 regarding Mental Health Month – in 2016, stigma is less than ever. The message is simple – that which we used to think untreatable, is now more likely than ever to respond