Mental health

MARC webinar series: Impacts of COVID on substance use & mental health


About this Event

We are excited to announce the second of our MARC interdisciplinary webinars where you will hear from Prof Paul Dietze, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, and Adjunct Associate Professor Christopher Pearce, General Practice, who will be discussing the impacts of COVID on substance use and mental health.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year on the 10th of September organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. Close to 800 000 people die by suicide every year. Furthermore, for each suicide, there are more than 20 suicide attempts. Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention. This year, the theme for

Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research


CADCA is proud to present this instalment of its Research Into Action webinar series on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 2 pm EST featuring Dr Cheryl King discussing her recent article, “Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research”, which was published in Current Opinion in Psychology in 2018.

Resilience: How to Thrive During COVID-19


During times of extreme stress and uncertainty, such as we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is common to feel anxiety, depression, and even traumatic stress. The psychology of resilience offers a way to transform these normal reactions to ones that support our strength and growth. 

Mental Health and Smoking Cessation

Brose, L.S., Brown, J. & McNeill, A. Mental health and smoking cessation—a population survey in England. BMC Med 18, 161 (2020).

Smoking rates among people with a mental health condition are significantly higher than in the general population. 

Research has also found that individuals with mental health issues who smoke are more likely to smoke heavily and extract more nicotine from each cigarette compared to people who smoke who do not have a mental health condition.