Friday Media Round Up – 16 November

15 November 2012

Suicidal patients ‘fall through the cracks’

WA’s mental health services are severely understaffed and the system is under “considerable stress” which means many patients “fall through the cracks”, according to a new review.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/suicidal-patients-fall-through-the-cracks/story-e6frg13u-1226516765281

This is a very powerful article. I’d like to remind our followers that if you need help or information you can call Lifeline on 131 114 or visit www.lifeline.org.au

The art of healing suicide: re-creating original narratives to embrace life

My doctoral studies in visual arts entails working with people, who are not necessarily visual artists, but see the value in artistically expressing their story to expand our understanding of suicide http://bit.ly/RWU9Ze

New Report Shows Economic Cost of Perinatal Depression

New research launched today by Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler reveals 1800 Australian parents are diagnosed every week with post and antenatal depression at a cost to the economy of $433 million http://bit.ly/TOY74V

Breaking down language and cultural barriers in mental health treatment

Clinicians will be better equipped to overcome the challenges of treating people from multicultural backgrounds living with a mental illness with a new e-learning tool launched today by the NSW Minister for Mental Health, Kevin Humphries http://bit.ly/PXa7mp

Those at most risk and needing psychiatric help struggle to get mental health hospital beds

SOUTH Australia is lagging behind the modern world in its provision of mental health hospital beds, the state’s peak medical group says http://bit.ly/StYSyg