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Expert Insights by the Black Dog Institute is a series of podcasts each tackling an important mental health topic and providing insight and expert knowledge from and for health professionals.

Black Dog Institute is a global pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness and the promotion of well-being. Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with research, education and the voice of lived experience to reduce the incidence of mental illness and suicide, remove stigma and improve lives.

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Expert Insights by the Black Dog Institute is a series of podcasts each tackling an important mental health topic and providing insight and expert knowledge from and for health professionals.

Black Dog Institute is a global pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness and the promotion of well-being. Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with research, education and the voice of lived experience to reduce the incidence of mental illness and suicide, remove stigma and improve lives.

    Disclosure of Mental Illness in Medical Practitioners – Demystifying Fears about Professional Impacts – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    Disclosure of Mental Illness in Medical Practitioners – Demystifying Fears about Professional Impacts – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    Medical professionals face significant challenges when they are experiencing an episode of mental illness. Their doctors play a dual role as both the health provider and colleague who could report to the medical board and affect another health provider’s capacity to practice. This can hinder help-seeking in health providers, increase stigma, and delay early intervention. Continue reading "Disclosure of Mental Illness in Medical Practitioners – Demystifying Fears about Professional Impacts – Expert Insights for Health Professionals"

    • 59 min
    The Trauma of Emergency Service Workers – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    The Trauma of Emergency Service Workers – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    Australia’s emergency service workers keep our communities safe. Encountering unprecedented levels of emotional distress when responding to crises is part of the job. While for most people the distress will only last a few days or weeks, some will go on to develop mental health issues. Learning more about the impacts of trauma, skills toContinue reading "The Trauma of Emergency Service Workers – Expert Insights for Health Professionals"

    • 56 min
    Using TMS and Ketamine to Treat Depression – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    Using TMS and Ketamine to Treat Depression – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    Most of us have been faced with a patient who is not responding to standard treatments for depression. What can we do to support these patients?  TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and Ketamine have a growing body of research which indicate that they can be successful in the treatment of depression with many patients showing positive results.  ThisContinue reading "Using TMS and Ketamine to Treat Depression – Expert Insights for Health Professionals"

    • 1 hr
    Social Determinants of Suicide: Evidence and impact – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    Social Determinants of Suicide: Evidence and impact – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    In Australia, suicide rates have continued to rise over the last decade. Now, COVID-19 and the recent bushfire season has led to unexpected social and economic disruption and devastating impacts on the psychological health of Australians. Research and lived experience evidence tell us that suicidal behaviours are complex and can be shaped by the social, economic,Continue reading "Social Determinants of Suicide: Evidence and impact – Expert Insights for Health Professionals"

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Therapeutic frameworks explained – ACT, CBT and Schema Therapy – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    Therapeutic frameworks explained – ACT, CBT and Schema Therapy – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    This Expert Insights session explores the differences and similarities between therapeutic frameworks with a focus on CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy. It also discusses the application of these frameworks and their efficacy for specific disorders.  Facilitated by Dr Carol Newall Panel Members – Hayden: Lived Experience Representative – Melissa Black: ClinicalContinue reading "Therapeutic frameworks explained – ACT, CBT and Schema Therapy – Expert Insights for Health Professionals"

    • 58 min
    Prevention of Mental Illness in Adolescents – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    Prevention of Mental Illness in Adolescents – Expert Insights for Health Professionals

    This podcast showcases a world first research project (Future Proofing) at the Black Dog Institute, taking on the challenges of implementing a universal prevention intervention program for adolescent school students. Can a focus on prevention strategies during adolescence be the key to reducing the prevalence of mental health disorders later in life? What are theContinue reading "Prevention of Mental Illness in Adolescents – Expert Insights for Health Professionals"

    • 1 hr 3 min

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