People who have a financial shock are at greater risk of depression and a raft of other physical and mental health issues.
Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt. Here's what the research says.
Research shows that the rate of death by suicide is more than four times higher for mothers whose children were placed in care.
Mothers are dying prematurely after their children are taken into foster care.
A 2018 pilot project between the Public Health Agency of Canada and Advanced Symbolics will use social media posts as a resource to predict regional suicide rates.
From predicting suicide risk to chatbot therapy, artificial intelligence is all the rage in suicide prevention. The question is, can it really work?
Pregnant women and new mothers who feel totally powerless are taking their own lives in increasing numbers in Nepal. More mental health training for local midwives is needed.
Over half of nursing home residents suffer from depression.
Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents have taken their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows.
Those close to people who self-injure desperately want to know why they do it.
A good starting point to find out why people self-injure is to ask them about their reasons for this behaviour.
Recent deaths within the pornography industry in the US have reignited debates on labour conditions and mental health.
Research shows that children are less likely to cyberbully others if they believe that the adults in their life would punish them for it.
Research shows that parents play the most important role in prevention of cyberbullying. Here are four ways they can step up for their kids.
Edvard Munch’s “The Smell of Death”.
Genetic research could help us produce new ways of diagnosing and treating depression and suicidal ideation – including a 'death smell test'.
Research suggests that suicides by racial and ethnic minorities are undercounted.
Many cultures still experience silence and shame around mental health issues. But that doesn't mean they don't need help.
YouTuber Logan Paul and his Mum. He gave her US$10,000 cash for Christmas.
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Increasing the public's awareness of mental health issues rings hollow when vital services are crumbling.
Understanding the role of cortisol in suicide risk may lead to new treatments.
James Stewart and Donna Reed in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
Just as facts are stubborn, myths in the era of social media are also
proving to be as well. And, that can be harmful, particularly when it
comes to the media reporting on holiday suicides. Here's why.
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Recent legal changes may not be enough to improve conditions in controversial police mental health detentions.
The largest differences in early death between those with and without mental disorders were for respiratory diseases and alcohol misuse.
Despite efforts to address the issue, the life expectancy gap between those with and without mental illness has remained consistent over two decades. However the causes of death have changed.
Residents may be right to fear for their lives.
Victoria’s model is pretty conservative compared to other jurisdictions that have legalised euthanasia or assisted dying.
The Victorian assisted dying laws are based on those in Oregon, which are quite conservative. Laws in the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada are more relaxed.
Smoking cessation aid Champix has been linked to suicides.
This smoking cessation tablet has been linked to suicides, so why is it still publicly subsidised?
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson, federal leader Pauline Hanson, and one of the party’s Queensland election candidates, Tracey Bell-Henselin.
One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson said 'up to 21 fathers' are taking their lives in Australia every week. Is that accurate?