Legally mandated oversight bodies should be integral to post-apartheid consultative and cooperative governance.
The lives of South Africa's most vulnerable remain in danger for as long as its mental health oversight bodies remain dysfunctional and disregarded.
Not finding your 'soulmate' can lead to more than a broken heart.
Around half of young people are heavy social media users, with one in four teen users constantly connected.
How you use social media can provide warning signs of depression or anxiety.
This interactive body map highlights the health risks associated with inactivity.
Being physically inactive has been shown to significantly increase the risk of many causes of death and disease. This interactive body map highlights the links between physical inactivity and disease.
Tell me about your outcomes.
From April 2017, payments to adult mental health services in the UK must be linked to outcomes. But it's a bad idea.
Haiti has been struck by natural disasters before. Here's what we learned about helping victims.
Many people have turned to Adele in times of trouble. But for people with the symptoms of clinical depression, sad music can do more harm than good.
Plenty of people listen to sad music to make themselves feel better. But new research shows that for people with depression, it can do the opposite – triggering a cycle of negative thoughts.
The search for answers can lead to despair.
Schizophrenia and the search for meaning in a puzzling world.
Dreams may be our innermost, suppressed wishes.
It seems we do dream of the things we try to suppress.
GPs are finding the compensation process for work related mental health claims onerous and in some cases bad for their patient’s health, a study has found.
GPs are worried that the WorkCover claims process worsens patients' health and are encouraging them to not pursue it, a study has found.
Are the terrible working conditions in the creative industries inevitable?
People who work in the arts often accept terrible working conditions and low (or non-existent) pay as the price of admission – and that has a real impact on mental health.
Iain Duncan Smith - architect of fit-to-work assessment.
Researchers find the government's work capability assessment programme is having a big impact. But not a positive one.
Sleep problems often occur just before an episode of mental illness.
What your sleep patterns may say about your risk of developing mental illness.
Easy to access, hard to prove.
If apps aren't proven to make users' mental health better they could end up making it worse.
Who ya gonna call? The World Health Organization has been criticised for its poor response to last year’s Ebola outbreak.
William Isdale speaks with Lawrence Gostin about the lessons we can learn from the global response to last year's Ebola outbreak and the future of global health.
A new study has produced puzzling results about how the environment affects men's and women's mental health.
Take one mental health issue, then add the label of a disorder, then see if therapists apply their own prejudices.
The impact of motherhood.
New research shows how complex the effect of lone parenting can be, even after children have grown up.
We all hear things differently.
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We've been assuming too much about how and why people hear voices.
Disclosing mental illness in the office can be difficult. But it doesn’t need to be.
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Deciding to disclose information about a non-obvious disability at work is complicated and potentially risky, no matter what you do for a living. For people with a mental health issue, like bipolar disorder…