Shy bladder, or paruresis, is classified as a form of social anxiety disorder.
Anxiety around going to the toilet in a public place is a recognised mental health condition. We explored the thought processes behind shy bladder and shy bowel to better understand these disorders.
Initial NDIS planning failed to recognise the unique needs and challenges of people with mental illnesses.
Some people with mental illnesses are unable to work or look after themselves but because their conditions are episodic, it's difficult to meet the NDIS entry requirement of having a permanent disability.
We all struggle from time to time, but many people benefit from seeing a therapist.
You might need to visit a few therapists to find one you can connect and engage with. If cost or access are issues, you might even like to go online.
GPs see 88% of the Australian population every year. So they’re well-positioned to provide mental health care to a broad spectrum of people.
Navigating the mosaic of mental health services available is hard. A GP can help.
Many employees with mental illnesses don’t get the help they need for fear of discrimination.
Stigmas surrounding mental health can create difficult or even dangerous situations for employees struggling with mental illness.
Darren Spencer at a memorial for his childhood friend Saheed Vassell, a 34-year-old father of a teenage son, fatally shot by police in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, April 5, 2018.
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Police are almost always the first responders in cases of mental health crisis. Too often these encounters turn bad, even deadly. But police were never meant to be in charge of US mental health care.
About 75% of adult mental health disorders emerge by the time a person turns 25.
The Productivity Commission has highlighted the growing burden of mental illness in Australia. But to really change things, its final recommendations should have a sharper focus on prevention.
The rates of suicide among males working in the construction industry are almost double the rates seen overall among Australian men.
Research shows construction workers are at higher risk of mental illness and suicide than people in other jobs. Addressing this must start with dismantling the 'macho' culture on work sites.
People with mental illness are especially vulnerable after they are discharged from hospital.
People with mental illness are at their most vulnerable when they're discharged from hospital. Without the support of family or friends at this time, they're less likely to recover.
One in three 18 to 25 year olds reported feeling lonely three or more times in the past week.
Loneliness is often triggered by significant life events, and young people have these in abundance. But the solution isn't as simple as joining a group or trying harder to make friends.
Greta Thunberg departs after speaking at the youth climate strike in Battery Park, New York.
Greta Thunberg's critics say the climate activist is unstable, hysterical and mentally ill. That's because she challenges the view that the world is theirs to conquer.
Self-injury is associated with underlying psychological distress, and increased suicide risk. But people who self-injure aren’t doing it to end their life.
Stigma can make people who self-injure reluctant to disclose their experiences and seek help. One way to combat the stigma is to debunk some of the most common myths that surround self-injury.
President Trump prayed with two students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Feb. 21, 2018 before a discussion on gun violence. On Sept. 9, 2019, he floated an idea to monitor people with mental illness.
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To understand the panic about mass shootings and whether mental illness plays a role, it is important to look to the past. A history of stigma and fear contributes to people blaming mental illness.
It’s important to find a psychologist you connect with and who seems to understand you.
Priscilla Du Preez
Psychologists use a number of different methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and behavioural activation. Here's how they work and who they might suit best.
Just like the memorials after a shooting, some myths are bound to appear.
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Mentally ill, white supremacist video game-playing men are pushing rates of mass homicide ever higher in the US? The real data is more nuanced than common misperceptions suggest.
Caring for a loved one with a mental illness can affect a person’s mental health.
People suffering from mental illness face many challenges, but we don't always notice the loved ones who do much of the caring behind the scenes.
Many people exit the mental healthcare system into homelessness, only to return repeatedly to hospital-based care, and sometimes the prison system.
Without a place to live it is nearly impossible to take care of your mental health needs.The upcoming Royal Commission should recognise the connection between stable housing and mental health.
Socioeconomic disadvantage is a known risk factor for mental illness.
In Australia, the highest rates of mental illness can be found in the poorest sections of society. But poor people with mental disorders often struggle to access the care they need.
In today’s digital age, we’re losing the ability to switch off from our work.
Has anyone close to you asked you to cut down on your work? Do you feel guilty that you're not spending enough time with your friends, family or even yourself? It might be time for change.
Research has shown psychedelic drugs can have a positive effect on a range of mental health conditions, but there are side effects.
Australia is about to start its first trial of psychedelic drugs for the treatment of anxiety and depression. If the results are positive, this could transform the way we treat mental illness.