Topic archives: mental health

Do I have to tell a prospective employer if I have mental health issues?

February 22, 2018 2

A recent job ad at Fairfax raises some important questions.

How ‘macho’ newsroom culture breeds mental health issues

December 18, 2017 2

Is there something particular about the media industry that makes people more susceptible for mental health problems, and is it worse than others at dealing with mental health issues?

Sloppy reporting on mental health study continues to fail women with mental ill health

August 29, 2017 11

With a recent study about women's mental health problems sending the media into a tizzy, we need to understand when mental health problems are internally or externally engendered.

How would you like all your medical and mental health records leaked online? You might find out soon.

How would you like all your medical and mental health records leaked online? You might find out soon.

August 7, 2017 5

The government's My Health Record strategy notes lots of privacy concerns, but it doesn’t seem to be particularly interested in road-mapping a resolution to those issues, writes Asher Wolf.

Pampered ideologues mislead us on ‘stigma’ and mental health

March 23, 2017 24

Australia is overrun with old blokes who have no plans to address the escalating pain of real survival.

At-risk LGBTI people don’t need marriage, they need mental health care

August 30, 2016 8

Maybe avoiding the plebiscite will improve the mental health of LGBTI people. Maybe legalising marriage equality will. But you know what definitely will? Actual mental health care.

Government resets mental health focus to prevention, primary care

November 26, 2015 5

The government's response to a landmark mental health review is to refocus on primary care and early intervention. But there's no new money.

The Uber of Anxiety is not going to heal mental illness

November 24, 2015 7

There is not enough money for mental health services, leaving different approaches fighting for scraps.

You can’t pick and choose which opiates to ban

October 6, 2015

Crikey readers discuss the codeine crack-down and other issues of the day.

Hit radio’s mental health programming more PR than punishment

Hit radio’s mental health programming more PR than punishment

September 30, 2015

Southern Cross Austereo was forced to air three hours of ad-free mental health programming last night as a punishment. But the move brought the station plenty of accolades.