Topic archives: mental health

To blur or not to blur … YouTube shooting fake news … Sunrise segment investigated …

April 4, 2018

The media near unanimously showed the face of a man climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge this morning. Plus, other media tidbits from the day.

Packer’s new digs

March 26, 2018 8

And so the rather plush rehabilitation of James Packer begins.

Even paparazzi think the paparazzi have gone too far in Packer coverage

March 23, 2018 5

When even a paparazzo thinks you've gone too far, you've probably gone too far.

Packer’s shock resignation and the pitfalls of mental health reporting

March 22, 2018 7

Packer's life will always draw interest but how does the Australian press tread the balance?

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

February 22, 2018 3

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.

How the Anzac myth persists

April 27, 2015

Crikey readers discuss Anzac Day, Billy McMahon and other issues of the day.

You cannot heal the sick through tolerance and understanding

You cannot heal the sick through tolerance and understanding

April 23, 2015 10

The greatest hurdle to treatment for mental illness is, in most cases, the lack of it. And feel-good "RUOK" campaigns are not going to fix the problem.

It’s all just a little bit of history repeating

April 17, 2015 3

Crikey readers discuss the Anzacs and other issues of the day.

Revealed: suppressed government report slams mental health services

Revealed: suppressed government report slams mental health services

April 16, 2015 5

A major report on our inefficient, patchwork approach to mental health leaves the government unable to retain the status quo, but with no easy way forward.

Why we need two people in a cockpit at all times (not because of terror threats)

Why we need two people in a cockpit at all times (not because of terror threats)

March 31, 2015

The probability of a cockpit medical emergency is much higher than an attempt by terrorists to storm a cockpit.

Crikey Clarifier: can you get a fair trial if you’re poor?

Crikey Clarifier: can you get a fair trial if you’re poor?

March 11, 2015 4

Criminal defence lawyer and writer Russell Marks explains how the judicial system is failing our most vulnerable.