Youth who are sexting are four times more likely to be having sex. They are five times more likely to have had multiple sexual partners and twice as likely not to be using contraception.
A new study shows that moderate to intense physical activity — such as playing soccer or running — for up to 50 minutes per day is associated with better mental health.
The aim was to understand intense social problems that accompany people's medical problems.
Those least likely to get professional help for their mental health conditions were girls, younger children, and children from non-English-speaking backgrounds.
There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
Over half of Australian teachers suffer from anxiety and nearly one-fifth are depressed.
If you thought this was about boring box-ticking chats before you leave school for the last time, think again.
When care is equity-oriented, patients report fewer depression and trauma symptoms, less chronic pain and improved quality of life.
The World Health Organisation has classified gaming disorder as an addiction. But it involves more than just playing videogames for hours on end. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.
The New Zealand government has put a record NZ$1.9 billion mental health package at the centre of its well-being budget. It's a welcome step in the right direction.
Just 5% of US adults say using social media is good for their mental health. A psychologist offers some tips to help the other 95%.
Policies aimed at reducing youth suicide will fail if they don't acknowledge the cumulative effects of history, associated intergenerational trauma and ongoing violence towards Indigenous Australians.
Researchers are trying to distinguish the signal from the noise.
Into the emotional wilderness of 21st-century society, a marketplace has sprung up with places where people can safely vent.
The popular daytime television show has been axed. Here's how programme makers can ensure proper aftercare fro reality show participants.
In our efforts to support young people, we might be teaching them to be afraid rather than encouraging them to see exams as a positive challenge.
Chaplaincy is an integral part of campus life within many universities.
A doctor explains how he introduces mindfulness to self-harming youth in the emergency room.
Online abuse has been in the spotlight during this election campaign and AFL season. But researchers and policy-makers alike need to do more to understand cyberbullying against Indigenous Australians.
Although a US study found a spike in teen suicides after 13 Reasons Why first aired on Netflix, rates of suicide are generally on the rise. The last thing we should do is shy away from the show.