The Australian Mental Health Crisis – an Update

The Australian Mental Health Crisis: A system failure in need of treatment Australia has a mental health crisis.  Despite a number of national mental health plans and a decade of changes to public mental health services, individuals, patients, families, carers...

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): What is it, how to identify it, and what to do about it? The general public is aware that we are seeing the increase of dementia conditions. This creates anxiety, especially as one gets older. The fear is not unreasonable given that...

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development I have become very concerned over recent times that medical college CPD programs are becoming more prescriptive and less flexible for their members. These programs ask doctors to spend a number of hours at the beginning of each year...

The ‘Antidote’ to Loss

The ‘Antidote’ to Loss, Guilt, Shame, Loneliness, Isolation and Resentment I am a physician specialising in mental illness – a psychiatrist. I have an interest in suicide prevention – see website drphilipmorris.com – the article on ‘Nine steps to halt suicide’. But...

Progress on anti-stigma activities in Australia

Advancement of anti-stigma activities in the Pacific Rim Region  Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists  18th International Congress Yangon Myanmar 26-28 October 2018  Progress on anti-stigma activities in Australia  Prof Philip Morris Bond University Gold Coast,...