Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings in Parkland, Fla., speaking at a demonstration in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018.
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Teen survivors of school shootings face unique complications and challenges. In the wake of two suicides by teen survivors of the shootings in Parkland, Fla, a child psychiatrist exlpains.
Naturalistic dialogue, poetic monologues, projections and physical theatre come together in Man With The Iron Neck.
Legs On The Wall’s production deals with the important but taboo topic of youth suicide, particularly in the Indigenous community.
It is estimated that 1.2 million children in Canada live in low income households and 10 per cent of families with children under the age of six report some degree of food insecurity. This places kids at increased risk of developmental vulnerability.
From food insecurity to cyberbullying and teenage suicide, Canada scores low on child health.
Despite the controversy over the graphic content, this Netlix drama could be a lifeline for young people.
Teenage depression is a serious and lonely illness, sometimes leading to suicide.
Childhood depression, the deadliest illness facing children, often goes untreated. Sometimes, this is because parents do not want their children to be treated. Should this be considered child abuse?
Parents should watch 13 Reasons Why with their kids, and talk about it afterwards.
Season two of the controversial show tackles similar issues, and while Netflix appear to have taken heed of some concerns of mental health advocates some issues remain confronting and challenging
Using this many devices at once doesn’t mean a person is addicted to technology.
Though the World Health Organization has declared "gaming disorder" an addiction, its – and others' – concerns about technology use and alleged addiction don't hold up to scholarly scrutiny.
Many health professionals don’t know how to support transgender young people when they seek help.
We all have a responsibility to improve the well-being of Australian young people, and the current rates of poor mental health in our trans young people aren't good enough.
Child suicide, such as the 2013 death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, has often been blamed on bullying.
AP Photo/Brian Blanco
From '13 Reasons Why' to real-life events, there's been increased scrutiny on the link between bullying and suicide. However, research shows that we may not be getting the full picture.
What schools should be doing to deal with the crisis in children’s mental health.
Labor MP Mark Butler, speaking on Q&A.
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler told Q&A that eating disorders "are the mental illness type which has the highest mortality rate". We check the research.
Nurses can be scared to talk about suicide just as much as the next person.
The lack of suicide training provided in nursing programmes can leave nurses feeling like there is a risk of further harm to the patient.
Each suicide has a social, economic and cultural context. And unless these factors are considered alongside psychiatric care, steadily increasing suicide rates will not be curbed.
Indigenous people have poorer health outcomes than their non-Indigenous counterparts.
Clive Hyde/Northern Territory Government
Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand, despite the distance separating them and varying histories, have one disturbing issue in common: poor health.
Parents and students view a memorial marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Learning about a friend's suicide attempt appears to transform a distant idea into something very real. Should this change the way we talk about suicide?
Professor Pat Dudgeon and Tony Jones, speaking on Q&A, October 5, 2015.
Q&A presenter Tony Jones asked psychologist and research fellow Pat Dudgeon if Indigenous youth suicide rates across the top half of Australia are the highest in the world. We check the research evidence.
Bullying and suicide are both significant public health concerns for children and adolescents, and we need to understand the link between the two.
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We may assume that people who are bullied are at risk of suicide. But are the youth who engage in bullying behavior at risk of suicide too?
Teachers and parents can help identify signs of mental ill health and connect adolescents with appropriate professional help.
Mental disorders are debilitating and often emerge in adolescence. Identifying these problems and intervening early helps reduce their impact on social, emotional and academic function, which, unheeded…
A still from the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s award-winning Be Deadly Online campaign.
Tony Abbott is spending this week in North-East Arnhem Land, part of his long-held hope “to be not just the Prime Minister but the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs”. We asked our experts: what stories…
Australian YA literature seems to be repeatedly representing adolescent suicide as productive for survivors.
Suicide is the leading cause of death among Australians aged 15-24, according to cause of death data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in March this year. In light of this, it’s not surprising…