One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017.
New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
Firefighters in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. First responders’ experiences on the front line make them susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems.
Emergency service workers already have poorer mental health than the rest of us. In the wake of this bushfire crisis, we need to make the well-being of our first responders a top priority.
Rolling images and stories of bushfire devastation can take a toll.
The risk of mental health problems associated with this bushfire season extends well beyond those living in directly affected regions.
Remote workers, particularly in the fields of mining and construction, are at greater risk of mental health problems. And accessing quality mental health care can be difficult for them.
Participants of both virtual reality-based and Skype-based therapy sessions voted greatly in favour of using VR, reporting high levels of engagement and realism.
Religious counsellors are an important part of society.
Religious counsellors form one of several avenues where people seek help for problems that they encounter in life.
The singer announced he’s been battling the disease for a couple of years now.
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the West.
Campus counseling centers are seeing an influx of students seeking help with mental health issues.
In order to lessen the strain on campus counseling centers, colleges must take a more preventive and 'population' approach to mental health, an expert argues.
Hitting the target is out of your control so focus on mastering the technique.
In 2020, try to forget external ambitions you can’t control and focus instead on cultivating the right frame of mind.
‘Ecotherapy’ might be one promising form of mental health treatment.
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Proponents of ecotherapy say getting back to nature can improve our mental health, wellbeing, and self-esteem.
Our mental health benefits when nature is part of our neighbourhoods, as in this residential street in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
It's well-established that green spaces are good for our well-being. Now we can demonstrate that greater biodiversity boosts this benefit, as well as helping to sustain native plants and animals.
The answer depends on a number of factors – including what motivates us to workout.
Does it matter what type of physical activity you do?
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A focus on more realistic performance outcomes can help students cope when things do not go to plan.
The risk of developing psychosis is 77% higher in urban than rural dwellers. But there are positives.
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.
Refugees without permanent visas can experience a prolonged sense of insecurity and displacement.
We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.
Asking a person who is memory impaired to tell stories from bygone holidays may help trigger a happy memory.
Asking loved ones with memory problems to discuss holiday memories can help them retrieve some memories, studies suggest. In turn, that can improve mood and quality of life.
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.
Work should not be our primary focus.
This aquarium at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne helps reframe hospitals as exciting hubs of activity with things to do and friends to meet.
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The design of children's hospitals and other health facilities for young people have come a long way from the institutions of the past. Now, they're a place to reduce stress and support mental health.
Access to the shoreline is great, but what about places not on the coast?
Béju (Happy City, Street Plan, University of Virginia)
Research into public health benefits of integrating nature into cities has focused on green spaces. New studies suggest water features are just as useful and can piggyback on other infrastructure goals.