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.
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?
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.
The reasons are complex and varied.
A world-first trial showed depression is reduced after just three months following a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes, fish, lean red meats, olive oil and nuts.
And if you don't, there's still time to change.
There is typically no fever, no broken bone, no lesion to examine under a microscope when evaluating mental illness. Diagnosing disorders therefore is hard. A new way to classify disorders could help.
Professionals in rural and regional Australia such as hairdressers, accountants and bank managers often play the role of counsellors too.
Depression and anxiety during pregnancy are only recently gaining attention. But seeking help early can make a big difference for expecting mothers – and for their children and families.
When does a healthy concern about your health tip over into illness anxiety?
Many of us don’t treat alcohol with the respect the drug demands.
Research shows that kindness towards oneself, or self compassion, could improve motivation.
Seawater has been used to treat skin problems, sinuses and mental health issues for centuries. And the evidence largely stacks up.
How you use social media can provide warning signs of depression or anxiety.
Because educating young people about mental health and well-being is no simple task
Exposure therapy, where people face their feared social situations, is one treatment that can be used to treat social anxiety. So how does it work?
Men who see themselves as playboys, and as having power over women, are more prone to poor mental health than those who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to a new study.
While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.
The number of children calling Childline with anxiety is rising – but kids do learn to cope.
There are ways to manage exam anxiety so that it doesn’t hugely impact your performance.