Topic archives: Ian Hickie

Is our suicide rate falling? Yes — but …

July 25, 2012 8

Criticism of the ABS's suicide statistics is unwarranted, but the picture it paints is not all positive.

Ian Hickie: on Twitter, The Lancet and my critics

February 15, 2012 22

It’s not uncommon in my world to be engaged in very lively academic debates, like the risk versus benefits associated with new antidepressant drugs, writes Professor Ian Hickie.

Better Access program: success in whose interests?

February 3, 2012 3

The Better Access program, introduced by the Howard government in 2006 to improve access to treatments for common mental disorders, was controversial before it even began.

Mind Games: Better Access for some, but reforms put others offside

December 1, 2011 7

Patrick McGorry and Ian Hickie may be considered revolutionaries by some, their headspace initiative and radical system reforms will come at a cost to some patients.

The psychological backlash against Hickie and McGorry

November 30, 2011 13

It’s not only psychologists at war over mental health reform -- considerable vitriol is also being directed at the country’s most prominent psychiatrists, Ian Hickie and Pat McGorry. Crikey's series on mental health reform continues.

Picking over the mental health sector spoils

November 29, 2011 4

Just 20 years ago the federal government was perceived to have no role in mental health. Fast forward to the 2011/12 budget and the announcement from Julia Gillard of a five-year funding commitment of $2.2 billion.