Coming together with Elders and other community members helped survivors feel connected. It also gave them hope.
Many Aboriginal survivors of sexual abuse find mainstream counselling inappropriate. But there is a way to help them heal that respects a collective culture, with strong community ties.
Civilians run for safety as police provide cover during the suicide bombing and mass shooting attack on the 14 Riverside complex.
Untreated trauma is dangerous as it may develop into other mental health complications that lead to drug abuse, depression, anger and hatred.
A mother breastfeeds her baby.
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Regular home visits by community health workers helped to increase breastfeeding rates in Kenya.
Your happiness and self care is more important than anything else right now.
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Coming to live in Australia on your own and studying in an unfamiliar education system is extremely hard. There are ways to make it a bit easier.
Why psychoanalysis and children shouldn't mix.
Economists have used their monetary methodologies to work out how visiting a therapist affects labour income.
How to talk to people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Giving children counselling at school saves money in the long term because it equips them with the tools they need in adolescence and adulthood.
The range of normal emotions after an abortion can include grief, regret, sadness and relief.
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Many women experience emotional responses to an abortion, which are normal reactions to a significant event. These are not to be confused with ongoing, serious mental health issues such as PTSD.
Most mental illnesses begin before or during young adulthood, and a quarter of young Canadians have both a mood or anxiety disorder and a substance-abuse problem.
Today's students are at increasingly high risk for mental health diagnoses. Universities need to step up.
Taxpayers' money would be better spent on therapies that are proven to work.
People across Africa don’t have access to mental health professionals. A new community-based approach in Zimbabwe is proving effective.
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
A farmer might be more likely to chat to her hairdresser about the tough time she’s having than seeking professional help.
Professionals in rural and regional Australia such as hairdressers, accountants and bank managers often play the role of counsellors too.
Therapeutic group work is a consistent feature of traditional rehab treatments.
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Thousands of Australians go to residential drug and alcohol rehab programs every year. But is there evidence rehabs, as well as the group therapy they often rely on, actually work?
The generic space of therapy cannot compare to the feeling of a relationship in its natural setting.
It makes no sense to continue relationship counselling in a therapist's office – it is far better to do it in the more natural environment of the home.
Isolating a child from their peers does nothing to address the underlying concerns that may have lead to a child behaving in this way.
The cultures of silence and denial that surround child sexualised behaviours mean that adults often lack the information they need to respond appropriately.
Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews believes couples counselling will ultimately save Australia money.
Social services minister Kevin Andrews claims his A$20 million Stronger Relationships Trial will save the government money in the long run by reducing family breakdown. But will it work? The trial, which…
Some babies more at risk from genetic defects from first cousin marriages.
Having a baby with a first cousin more than doubles the risk of congenital problems such as heart and lung defects, cleft…
Telling people there’s no “cure” for depression or bipolar can leave them feeling like a victim.
An increasing number of people are trying to cope with depression and bipolar in the UK. But we also have an over-reliance on drugs and waiting lists can be a year long for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy…
Alcohol is responsible for more drug treatments than any other substance.
Alcohol continues to account for nearly half of government-funded substance abuse treatment in Australia. A report from the…