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Bibliophile | Eyes Too Dry explores depression through conversation

Eyes Too Dry: A Graphic Memoir About Heavy Feelings by Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli Echo Publishing   Tava is a twenty-four year old medical student who is trying to find words for the overwhelming feelings of depression that are disassociating her from her body. Co-author Jessica Tavassoli was actually a final year medical student […]

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Beyondblue offer 24 hour holiday support service

Beyondblue offer 24 hour holiday support service

Mental health support service Beyondblue will be extending their services across the holiday season, which can be a difficult time for many. “Many people in Australia will be experiencing depression or anxiety over the holiday season,” Beyondblue released in a statement. “These conditions are common, but the good news is that with the right treatment […]

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Big Brother’s Ben Zabel on finding happiness

Big Brother’s Ben Zabel on finding happiness

Former ‘Big Brother’ housemates Tim Dormer and Ben Zabel are the quintessential odd-couple. Dormer is loud and excitable, ready to take on the world, while his friend Zabel is quiet, introverted and often filled with insecurities. When Dormer won Big Brother, he promised to take Zabel to see Elvis’ Graceland. When Zabel’s ongoing struggle with […]

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Q-Life Films Share Personal Stories of Mental Health

Q-Life Films Share Personal Stories of Mental Health

Q-Life has released a series of films focussing on mental health. In the first episode Jason shares his experiences of depression. The short film was directed by Melissa Anastasi . Follow Q-Life on their YouTube channel to see all the films released over the next three weeks. There will also be a live Google+ Hangout […]

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Beyond Blue Launches Youth Suicide Prevention Guide

Beyond Blue Launches Youth Suicide Prevention Guide

Mental health organisation beyondblue have launched a new suicide prevention guide to combat the prevalence of youth suicide in Australia. The Family Guide to Youth Suicide Prevention, which has been funded by security software company Norton, offers information on which factors place young people at risk of suicide, what warning signs to look for and […]

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Adam Boland Shares His Mental Health Experiences

Adam Boland Shares His Mental Health Experiences

TV Producer Adam Boland, the creator of Channel Ten’s new breakfast program ‘Wake Up’ has shared his experiences of depression and bi-polar disorder. Writing for ‘The Hoopla’ Boland shares the challenges of managing his illness and the perceptions the public have of mental health. “I received a tweet from someone I have never met telling […]

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