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Darius Boyd admitted to mental health clinic

By Australian Associated Press, The Guardian
Newcastle Knights player Darius Boyd has been granted indefinite leave from the NRL to seek treatment for depression, with Wayne Bennett identifying Alex McKinnon's battle with a devastating back injury as a contributing factor to the full-back's condition.
 
No timeline has been put in place for the 27-year-old's return after he checked himself into a Sydney mental health facility. The club said there was no guarantee he would play again this season.
 
Boyd has endured a tumultuous fortnight which began with a bizarre encounter with a

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23 | 07 | 2014
6 Steps for Managing Fear and Anxiety

By Alex A. Kecskes, Care2
We’ve all experienced pangs of fear and anxiety. Whether it’s blowing that big job interview, worrying about lab test results from your

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23 | 07 | 2014
DNA hope on schizophrenia: Research breakthrough points at over 100 genes

By Steve Connor, Science Editor, The Independent
 
The largest study ever undertaken into the genetic basis of mental illnesses has found more than

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22 | 07 | 2014
Do you need a mental health first aider in the office?

By Charlotte Walker, BBC News, BBC Ouch. 
 
Charlotte Walker trains people to be the go-to person in the office if someone gets badly stressed

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22 | 07 | 2014
Sam tackles San Fran Marathon for mental health!

Superstar runner Sam Brinnand has set himself the challenge of completing his first marathon in San Francisco this weekend, in order to raise vital funds and awareness for mental

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22 | 07 | 2014
Debbie Lovewell-Tuck: Mental health support should be applauded

 
Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, Deputy Editor, Employee Benefits
Tweet: @DebbieLovewell
 
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21 | 07 | 2014
Former German footballer Andreas Biermann has died by suicide after battle with depression

By Aaron Flanagan, The Mirror
The 33-year-old, who started at Hertha Berlin, wrote a book about tackling depression in football but died yesterday.

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21 | 07 | 2014
The goverment's mental health scheme is a failed experiment

From letters on the Telegraph
 
SIR – You

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21 | 07 | 2014
1 in 10 wait a year for mental health treatment

Edinburgh News
ONE in ten mentally ill patients are being forced to wait more than a year for counselling, amid claims excessive delays are making the problem

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18 | 07 | 2014
Andrew Lloyd Webber: 'I went through a moment of deep depression – I actually got the forms for Dignitas’

By Mary Riddell, The Telegraph

Today, as he listens to the Assisted Dying Bill being debated in the House of Lords, Andrew Lloyd Webber will reflect on two painful

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18 | 07 | 2014
Mental health patients 'told to call Samaritans'

By Amy Gledinning, Manchester Evening News

The Manchester branch of the service has been dealing with thousands more calls over the past 12 months, taking the total

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17 | 07 | 2014