Vale National Mental Health Commissioner, Jackie Crowe

Vale National Mental Health Commissioner, Jackie Crowe

On behalf of ReachOut I extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jackie Crowe. I was saddened to hear of Jackie’s passing on Saturday, a significant loss for the mental health community and more broadly. I knew Jackie as a warm and vivacious...
What to do if your teenager wants to watch 13 Reasons Why

What to do if your teenager wants to watch 13 Reasons Why

You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard about 13 Reasons Why, the Netflix show that portrays the suicide of a teenage girl. Here’s a guide for what to do if your teenager wants to watch the show. Read up on the issue of youth suicide. The show has...
Funding for mental health increases but are we any better?

Funding for mental health increases but are we any better?

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recently released data that shows spending on mental health services in Australia continues to rise. A total of $8.5 billion was spent nationally on mental health services in 2014-15 – a $911 million increase from...
Questioning sexuality: How ReachOut helps

Questioning sexuality: How ReachOut helps

For young people who are questioning their sexuality and feeling uncomfortable about talking to someone in person, it can be helpful to watch a video about another young person’s experience, or to explore questions confidentially on the ReachOut forums. Here’s what...

#TheresLifeAfter Year 12 exams

  This week more than 76,000 Year 12 students in NSW will start their final exams. By the end of November, in excess of 220,000 young people around the country will have done the same.   For those of us who have passed through this tough process, we know...