Inquest begins into SA police shooting of man during ‘severe’ mental health episode

Inquest begins into SA police shooting of man during ‘severe’ mental health episode

Posted March 23, 2018 17:43:26 Photo: The man was shot dead at his Elwomple property, about 100 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. (ABC News: Alina Eacott) The deputy state coroner will examine how SA Police handled a man’s “chronic” and “escalating” mental health condition in the lead-up to a fatal siege …

Nerve agent attack may have left former Russian spy with limited mental capacity

Nerve agent attack may have left former Russian spy with limited mental capacity

Posted March 23, 2018 13:02:27 Photo: The Skripals are heavily sedated and unable to communicate, doctors say. (AP/Facebook) A military-grade nerve toxin attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have left them with compromised mental capacity and it is unclear whether they will recover, a …

Low mental health legal representation in regional Victoria affects patient outcomes, Legal Aid says

Low mental health legal representation in regional Victoria affects patient outcomes, Legal Aid says

Posted March 21, 2018 18:15:42 Victoria Legal Aid has called for improved legal representation for mentally ill patients facing the state’s tribunal over treatment options. The legal service said one of its specialist mental health lawyers in regional Victoria had been covering multiple country towns. Figures from Legal Aid show …