Professionals in rural and regional Australia such as hairdressers, accountants and bank managers often play the role of counsellors too.
Owning a cat during pregnancy has been linked with later mental health problems in the child. But moggies may have been unfairly maligned.
Repealing a legal provision that excludes people in prison or jail from Medicaid could improve access to treatment, save state and local governments money and reduce recidivism.
Some people have terrifying delusions they are infested with insects, spiders or even small animals. But help is available.
Mahlangu's resignation over the deaths of mental patients sets her apart from her colleagues in government. But, it does not portend a new trend in political accountability for the governing ANC.
The 94 people with mental health disorders who died after they were moved from the Life Esidemeni facility and put into inadequate care shows the poor state of mental health care in South Africa.
A South African politician under whose watch 94 psychiatric patients died resigned this week. But should she be taken to court to be held properly accountable?
The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Australia needs to tackle the widespread belief that it's fair or feasible for people to work long hours without compromising either their health or gender equality.
Australia is a place that prides itself on the fair go. And yet, all is clearly not well.
Workers in the gig economy may need to family members, online services or mentors to preserve their mental health.
Are you neurotic? This may be due to a thick cerebral cortex
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) has written a proposal to repeal Obamacare, a program under the Department of Health and Human Services, which he would head. Here are things to consider for his next hearing.
It's time we saw past the mental illness in people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to check their physical health too. Here's why.
An active sex life can promote love and togetherness, drive creativity and build better health.
Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be safe and effective. Few medical treatments have such disparate images.
Using sensors on smartphones and smartwatches can shed light on patients' symptoms of depression, even identifying ones they didn't notice or share with counselors.
Finding a balance between providing information on public figures like James Hird and minimising harm often is a delicate pickle for journalists.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
Many of us don’t treat alcohol with the respect the drug demands.