Are our policies and laws leading to treatment delays for people with schizophrenia?
Author/Editor: Deeble Institute - Ms Sandra L Matheson, Ms Alana M. Shepherd, Prof Vaughan J. Carr, Dr Anne-marie Boxall and Mr Krister H. Partel - Australian Healthcare & Hospital Association - 14 February 2013
Under Australian mental health laws, an Obligatory Dangerousness Criterion is used as the means by which patients are assessed for the appropriateness of involuntary (compulsory) treatment. While developed to balance the rights of the mentally ill with the need to protect the public, some experts have begun to raise questions about its utility. Click on the link to download a free copy of the Deeble Institute Brief.
World’s First National Report Card into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention - 27 Nov 2012
A Contributing Life: the 2012 National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, is the independent Commission’s inaugural annual report card and is a world first of its kind. Built on the personal stories of people who aren’t often heard – people with a lived experience of mental health difficulty, their families and supporters – the report card views mental health as an issue affecting every aspect of the life of a person; a “whole-of-life approach”. Its theme, ‘A Contributing Life’, recognises that people with mental health difficulties need the same things as everyone else – a stable home, a decent education, a job, family, friends and healthy relationships, good treatment and access to services and rights.
Parenting Strategies - Teenage Drinking
A new website aimed to help parents who are struggling to cope with adolescent drinking, and want to know strategies to prevent their child from developing drinking problems. Click on the link above to go directly to the website. Parents can assess their parenting approaches and knowledge around adolescent drinking on the website. They can then receive personalized feedback on how to confidently manage their teenager's alcohol use.
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