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Thursday 28 November 2013
News

in brief: prisons – the dumping ground for Australians with mental illness

Kezia Lubanszky
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According to the second national report card on mental health suicide prevention, a growing number of people with mental illnesses are facing unemployment, homelessness and discrimination. The number of people receiving treatment and going on to live empowered lives is declining. Far too many people with a mental illness are ending up in prisons and…
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Tuesday 10 September 2013
Health News

in brief: today is world suicide prevention day

Alexandra Storey
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Over the next month, Australians will be called to action to engage in mental health issues, starting off with World Suicide Prevention Day and R OK Day, and finishing with Mental Health Week in October. Today (September 10th) is World Suicide Prevention Day.  Why is this important, you may ask?  You might not know anyone…
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
Get Involved

sharing the love with liptember

Heidi La Paglia
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Sunday marked the first day of September, the first day of spring, and the first day of Liptember! ‘Lip what?’ Well I’m glad you ask because here at Lip, we want you to pucker up and put on your lippy this September. Why? Well we all know September, the start of spring, is the primetime…
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Wednesday 28 August 2013
Featured

suicide and the hollywood machine: why do so many actors take their own lives?

Raidah Shah Idil
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*Trigger warning: discussion of suicide* Being more of a bookworm, I admit that I’m a little slow on the uptake when it comes to primetime TV. Last week, I finally watched Rizzoli & Isles for the first time. I came away thoroughly entertained by the strong female leads taking down patriarchy, one dirty cop at…
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Friday 19 July 2013
Art Get Involved Health

what’s in your headspace?

Alexandra Storey
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Are you creative, aged between 12 and 25, and interested in youth mental health?  From the 1st of July to the 28th of September, headspace Elsternwick is running its very first art competition, organised by its Youth Advisory Committee, a group of young people interested in creating community connections and raising awareness of mental health…
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Saturday 25 May 2013
Art Arts

breaking down barriers: ‘this place is yours’ at vivid sydney

Gemma Nourse
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‘I remember it really clearly,’ says Seraphina Reynolds, creator of the new online writing project This Place Is Yours. ‘One night I sat down in my writing chair, and it just kind of poured out of me. It was just something that clearly I needed to do.’ A book has emerged from this project, and…
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Sunday 23 September 2012
Culture Featured

healthy bytes: spring clean your life

Ruby Mahoney
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Having survived the winter, spring is traditionally the time to rid the house of dirt, dust and cobwebs that have crept in over the cooler months. Spring cleaning typically means vacuums, open windows and elbow grease. Now, as a resident of a shoebox apartment with no floor space and a ten-centimetre square of ventilation, I’ve…
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Tuesday 1 May 2012
Culture

challenges for young people

Erin Stewart
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An array of young people are in a room together competitively solving Rubik’s Cubes. We got lost on the way to the event and a young man with a Rubik’s Cube t-shirt directed us to the hall, saying ‘you won’t miss the rattling of the cubes when you’re close’. He was quite right. The plastic…
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Sunday 20 November 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 20.11.11

Erin Stewart
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This new column will summarise events that have happened in the last week relevant to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. This column is still finding its feet, so please feel free to give us feedback, as well as any news…
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Thursday 10 November 2011
Culture

don’t call me crazy: masculin(san)ity

Lachlan Aird
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I am happy to admit that it can’t be easy being a girl. Menstrual systems and hormones – gosh that must suck. What do we get? Boners. I’ll take the boner. To state the obvious, the feminist revolution has done amazing thing for women’s image and identity. And things can only get better. There is…
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Tuesday 18 October 2011
Culture Featured

don’t call me crazy: suck it up, princess

Lisa Dib
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(Or: How I learned to stop worrying…as much). It took giving a couple of spiky-haired strangers the finger to finally figure out what was wrong with me. I was at the ripe, bugger-off confusing age of seventeen; I was on the bus, heading to my fluorescent-lit retail job. The sun was setting in that bright,…
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Thursday 13 October 2011
Featured Opinion

don’t call me crazy: when the anorexia minx comes to stay

Emma Koehn
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An eating disorder can be described as a marathon. And in that image, it isn’t ever just the sufferer that is running. Their community – friends, parents, teachers, siblings – can be asked to step up without training, without warning, or proper footwear. This isn’t the fault of the one who’s fighting. But it is…
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Sunday 9 October 2011
Featured Opinion

don’t call me crazy: i am not my social anxiety

Jessica Barlow
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“Don’t worry.” “Just Relax.” “Calm down.” I think if I hear these words directed at me just one more time I might actually go mental. Oh wait, technically I already am. I have what is called Social Anxiety Disorder, which amongst other things means I now get to tick all sorts of extra boxes on…
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Wednesday 5 October 2011
Featured Opinion

don’t call me crazy: why I stopped eating

Kaylia Payne
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I have a confession: I used to have an eating disorder. One that consumed me from the ages fourteen until eighteen. Anorexia Nervosa, to be specific. But I spent so long having to talk about it in the out-patient program, then to my friends and family afterwards, that I soon tired of mentioning it, and…
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