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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
Mindfulness - Wake Up and Pay Attention!

By Ruby Wax, The Huffington Post.
I just spent three days at an incredibly expensive hotel, which I would never have paid for but Ed (husband) won it in a raffle.

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22 | 05 | 2014
A third of first-time mothers suffer depressive symptoms, research finds

By Denis Campbell, The Guardian. Photo: Alamy.

Australian study also suggests more women are depressed when their child turns four than at any time before that.

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21 | 05 | 2014
We need more awareness about events that trigger PTSD

Medicalxpress

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is more likely to be recognised in those suffering military combat trauma than in rape and accident victims,

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21 | 05 | 2014
Shock figures show extent of self-harm in English teenagers

By Lorenza Bacino, The Guardian. Photo: Design Pics Inc/REX.

A World Health Organisation survey reveals that a fifth of 15-year-olds in England say they self-harmed

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21 | 05 | 2014
'I struggle with intimacy': The Voice Australia's Sabrina Batshon opens up about her battle with mental illness... and how the stage is her saviour

By Penelope Kilby, MailOnline
Suffering from a debilitating mental illness most of her life has left Sabrina Batshon insecure and terrified.

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20 | 05 | 2014
Living with schizophrenia - 'we are not monsters'

By Nicola Hynds, The Independent.ie

"My symptoms started very early in life. To be honest, I don't remember a time before I heard voices or had delusions ... I didn'

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20 | 05 | 2014
Jemma Mickleburgh is running the Edinburgh Marathon.

This weekend, SANE supporter Jemma Mickleburgh is heading up to Scotland to take on the Edinburgh Marathon. Not only has she been training hard, she has also been organising various

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20 | 05 | 2014
Old drug holds new hope for bipolar patients in world-first Geelong trial

By Mandy Squires, Geelong.
A DRUG used to treat paracetamol overdoses could be the answer to helping debilitating bipolar depression.
 

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19 | 05 | 2014
Cuts send rates of mental health disorders among young soaring

By Sarah Cassidy, The Independent
An increasing number of under-18s are being treated on adult psychiatric wards.
 
Rising

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19 | 05 | 2014
Penarth woman raises mental health awareness

Penarth Times
WRITER and mum of four, Vicky Herbert, from Penarth, has suffered with depression and anxiety for several years.
 

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19 | 05 | 2014