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mental health


Marcus Neil Middleton

A 23-year-old gay man who suffered from bipolar disorder died by suicide in prison after he was subjected to homophobic taunts and denied access to mental health services, his partner has alleged. The man, identified as Marcus Neil Middleton, was found dead in his cell at Noble County Jail in the US state of Indiana …

Byron Bay artist John Bortolin Manscapes 2019 calendar

The 2019 edition of the sexy Manscapes calendar by Byron Bay-based artist John Bortolin has been launched as part of this year’s Mental Health Week. Scroll down for the pics The calendar blends regional Australian landscapes and male nude photography, and the project is closely linked to men’s wellbeing. “The calendar is a tribute to …

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The largest study of bisexual Australians has led to the formation of a new organisation aimed at improving their mental health through support, education and research. The new group Bi+ Australia is the brainchild of La Trobe University researcher Julia Taylor and follows the completion of her Who I Am study, a survey of 2600 …

Midsumma Festival 2018

Youth mental health organisation headspace has revealed alarming new data on the levels of psychological distress among young Australians. Nearly one in three (32%) young Australians aged 12 to 25 are reporting high or very high levels of psychological distress, triple the rate in 2007 (9%), according to the research. The organisation announced the data …

RUOK Day

By Jill Newby and Chien Hoong Gooi, University of New South Wales R U OK Day is on Thursday, encouraging all of us to check in with others to see if they’re OK. But what if someone says “no”? What should you say or do? Should you tell someone else? What resources can you point …

Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Australian Flag

A major grant received by the Telethon Kids Institute will be used to fund research into the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer (LGBTIQ). The $716,000 grant for the Institute was announced in the latest …

Jade Mirabito

Gold Coast counsellor Jade Mirabito has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the Westfield Local Heroes program to allow mental health organisation headspace to support more young LGBTIQ people on the Gold Coast. The Westfield Local Heroes program recognises individuals whose work promotes social well-being and harmony across family, youth opportunity and inclusion. The program …

LGBTIQ people disability Discrimination

Forty-six percent of LGBTIQ people with a disability experienced discrimination, harassment or abuse in the past year. A report by academics William Leonard and Dr. Rosemary Mann discusses the impact of discrimination and social exclusion on the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people with disability. La Trobe University La Trobe University along with advocacy groups …

Rodney Croome

A new survey has found a national ban on dangerous “gay conversion” therapy is a top priority for LGBTIQ Australians ahead of the next federal election. More than 2,500 participants were presented with a range of options for LGBTIQ law and policy reform and were asked to rank each in order of priority with conversion …

Lady Gaga and Canadian model Zombie Boy in the video for Born This Way

Lady Gaga has urged anyone suffering from mental health issues to reach out for help following the death of one of the stars of her “Born This Way” video. Gaga took to social media after tattooed Canadian model Rick Genest, 32, was reportedly found dead on Wednesday of an apparent suicide at his apartment in …

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