Readers read, viewers watch and players do. That level of engagement gives games real power to influence people both within and outside the play itself.
Research and practice in positive psychology aim to find ways to make life better for people, and ensure they're the best and most mentally healthy person they can be.
With emotionally charged rhetoric from both sides of the aisle and many parents in a heightened state of distress, children are more vulnerable than ever to anxiety. What can parents do?
In a world of increasing urbanisation, density, pressure and, some say, isolation, there's a natural salve for stress, pressure and mental illness. And it’s right above our heads.
People with anorexia and bulimia often have a strange desire to be near the very thing that is being avoided.
Emotional restraint in public life has a lot going for it.
Sleep problems can lead to anxiety and depression, and vice versa. General improvements to sleep might be beneficial, whether a person has anxiety, depression, or both.
Understanding controversial suicide death estimates in Mozambique is challenging due to a lack of readily available data.
The latest federal budget leaves mental health chronically underfunded, with inequitable access to services, and without a clear national strategy.
Many students suffer from mental illness but universities have limited support services.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has asked the Medicare review taskforce to consider increasing the number of subsidised mental health sessions for those with eating disorders. Why is that necessary?
The reasons are complex and varied.
About one in three homeless people has a significant mental illness. Providing housing for them has proved to be a boost not only to them and their communities, but also to budgets. Here's why.
All the awareness campaigns have had little effect on the 'garden variety' mental illness that’s causing most of the disability and death.
While there are some some safety concerns about watching the show, 13 Reasons Why raises many issues relevant to adolescents – and we should learn from them.
When it comes to bullying, there is a common misconception that children neatly fall into a category of bully, victim, or not involved. This is not the case.
Integration reaps mental health benefits.
To not screen, and then deliver cosmetic procedures to people who may have body dysmorphic disorder, goes against the medical dictum "first do no harm".
Are we really filtering out our ability to cope with our own imperfections?
And if you don't, there's still time to change.