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…
Workplaces could do a lot more to help workers with a mental illness.
Mental health disorders are the greatest contributor to the burden of disability and the third largest contributor to the burden of disease after all cancers and all cardio-vascular diseases. But unlike…
People who are nostalgic about their earlier lives have more of a positive outlook towards their future. Self-esteem and…
Dark side of the moon: does it hold some power over us?
As a teenager I observed a strange phenomenon. On awakening from an unusually vivid dream, I would often find that the moon was full. And as the silvery light prevailed on subsequent nights, my nocturnal…