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Deb Gleeson - 16 July 2017

Myths about Non-suicidal Self-injury are barriers to people receiving appropriate support

Myths about Non-Suicidal Self Injury are barriers to people receiving the appropriate support. Myths that are spread continuously are part...

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Deb Gleeson - 02 July 2017

How to strengthen your mental health and wellbeing

Protective factors for Mental Health In our blogs we have talked a lot about Mental Health issues and how to...

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Deb Gleeson - 24 June 2017

Myths about suicide

One of the barriers to people with suicidal thoughts getting help when they need it is the many myths that...

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Deb Gleeson - 18 June 2017

How do you work out if you need to get help for someone against their wishes?

How do I know when I need to get help even if the person with mental illness doesn't want it?...

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Deb Gleeson - 13 June 2017

How do you support someone with a mental illness to get appropriate professional help?

How do you find professional help for Mental Illness? Support to connect with appropriate professional help is one of the...

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Deb Gleeson - 04 June 2017

What if one of your mates was developing depression like Collingwood player Alex Fasolo? What would you do?

Depression can happen to anyone: Collingwood player Alex Fasolo is taking leave to deal with depression. His team mates had...

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Deb Gleeson - 28 May 2017

What does recent research tell us about our Mental Health Literacy?

16,000 Australians took a quiz on Mental Health Literacy...what did we find out? The good news is that we have...

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Deb Gleeson - 22 May 2017

What was happening to the thought processes of the Sydney teenage that ended up in America with a killer?

Did anxiety contribute to what happened?  Everyone is an individual and there must have been many issues with bearing on...

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Deb Gleeson - 15 May 2017

Thoughts on Mother's Day about mental health

Thinking about my mother….. As it was Mother's Day yesterday thoughts of my wonderful mother were going through my mind….My...

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Deb Gleeson - 07 May 2017

Depression in the workplace- an individual story

Staff member starts acting out of character…..what would you do? Belle is a manager of a team of health professionals...

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Deb Gleeson - 30 April 2017

Helping his cousin who has suicidal thoughts

Knowing how to support someone with suicidal thoughts and behaviours... a mental health first aider's experience. Ewan was phoned by...

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Deb Gleeson - 21 April 2017

Confidence after speaking to a Mental Health First Aider

All help is good... skilled help is better… A Mental Health First Aider (Darryl) was visiting his business adviser. The...

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