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Welcome to the October/November edition of Perspectives, an online magazine where we present ideas, essays, and articles about what is happening in the mental health space.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. Those who grapple with the devastating reality of an eating disorder also face the additional stress and challenges of serious stigma. Butterfly Foundation CEO Christine Morgan looks at the devastating impact of eating disorders on the Australian community.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. A rising crisis and process of discrimination is largely being ignored in mental health within Australia. Hocking Fellowship Award Recipient Sonia Neale, discusses Borderline Personality Disorder and how it can be stigmatised and discriminated against within the mental health system itself.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. When a mental health issue first touches our lives we can often feel incredibly alone. Jack Heath, CEO of SANE Australia explains how the SANE Forums is bringing people together to share their own experiences of mental Illness to build resilience, offer advice, and create a community to show that they are not alone.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. In late 2013 the ACT Mental Health Consumer Network was funded under the DisabilityCare Australia Sector Development Grants, through the ACT NDIS Taskforce, to develop an education module for peer workers about the NDIS . Their Community Education Co-Ordinator Petra Kallay explains the program.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014.Young leaders from ReachOut.com took Parliamentarians on a hands-on tour of e-mental health services at Parliament House in August. Director of Communications and Marketing, Michael Garnett takes us through this unique event co-hosted with the Parliamentary Friends of Youth Mental Health ( PFYMH ).

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. Indigo Daya at Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria explains how her history of mental health issues and her experiences with the psychiatric system are vital to ensuring a quality and progressive approach to mental health advocacy.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. When Kiss front man Gene Simmons said depressed people and those contemplating suicide should go ahead and kill themselves he sparked a social media storm and was rightly, and universally condemned. Mental Health Australia’s CEO looks at the issues surrounding celebrities and how their statements can influence stigma.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. Since the establishment of the MLC Community Foundation, millions has been gifted to both enhance and establish mental health programs and services. In this article, their Manager, Luke Branagan, outlines a few of their latest contributions to the mental health sector.

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Perspectives Newsletter - August 2014. Welfare is currently the subject of heated debate. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on who should receive welfare, when, how much and why. In this article, Mental Health Australia’s CEO discusses the key issues surrounding welfare reform in Australia.

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