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The purpose of a mental health assessment

Having a mental health assessment gives your psychologist a picture of the way you think, feel, reason and remember. The mental health test assesses your emotional wellbeing via a series of questions and also includes a physical examination. As a priority your psychologist will determine if you are at risk of hurting yourself or others.…

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People with mental illness still die a decade too early

Men who are diagnosed with a mental health condition can expect to live 10.2 years less than those who aren’t, according to our new research, published this week in The Lancet Psychiatry. The life expectancy gap for women with mental illness is 7.3 years earlier those without. Despite efforts to address the issue, the gap…

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Mental Illness Is Still On The Rise In Australian Youth

More Australian teenagers are in severe psychological distress than five years ago despite growing awareness and initiatives aimed at tackling mental illness, a new report shows. The alarming statistics, released Wednesday in a report by Mission Australia, show almost a quarter of teens surveyed meet the criteria for probable serious mental illness, with girls twice…

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