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Black Dog Institute

Founded in 2002 and affiliated with the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital, Black Dog Institute operates in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

They combine expertise in clinical management with cutting edge research to develop new, and more effective, strategies for people living with mood disorders.

The Black Dog Institute's activity spans the health spectrum from lab bench, to patients, to public health. They place emphasis on the translation of research discoveries into accessible evidence-based clinical practices that focus on prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery.

The Black Dog Institute promotes better mental health through their clinically-endorsed school, workplace and community programs. They are also involved in training the next generation of health care providers through GP, psychologist and psychiatrist programs.

The Black Dog Institute's ultimate vision is of a world where people understand that mood disorders like depression can be prevented and managed and there is hope. By achieving this vision, they will reduce the impact of mental illness and bring the Black Dog to heel.

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Last reviewed: March 2017

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Suicide & Self-harm facts and information - Black Dog Institute

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Helping someone else with their mental health - Black Dog Institute

You are never expected to treat or manage the mental health of loved ones, but we all have it in us to assist them in seeking help and their recovery.

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myCompass online self-help program - Black Dog Institute

A free online self-help program for people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress, and people who want to build good mental health.

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Depression treatment information - Black Dog Institute

It’s important to get help and the right treatment for depression. There are a range of effective treatments, that can help you recover/manage.

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BITE BACK online program for young people - Black Dog Institute

BITE BACK is the very first online youth positive psychology program designed to improve the overall wellbeing and resilience of young people.

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Depression self test - Black Dog Institute

The depressions self test let's you know likelihood that you are dealing with depression. Please note, results are not a diagnosis.

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iBobbly app for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders - Black Dog Institute

iBobbly is Australia’s first wellbeing self-help app for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians aged 15 years and over.

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Treatments for Bipolar Disorder - Black Dog Institute

Bipolar disorder usually requires a long-term treatment plan often involving a range of treatment options to properly manage the condition.

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Anxiety self test - Black Dog Institute

This anxiety self test can give you an understanding of the likelihood that you have an anxiety disorder. Please note, results are not a diagnosis.

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Depression causes - Black Dog Institute

Knowing about the causes and risk factors for depression can help you understand why depression occurs and how to deal with it.

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