With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
The Mediterranean diet is not only good for your heart. It could protect your mental health, too.
Older people living in residential aged care often have few friends, no meaningful interactions and feel socially isolated. Most people are depressed and some may no longer wish to live.
Australia's aged care sector is in trouble. Our experts have previously explored the complex aspects of the system, exposing where the problems are, and have been for some time.
Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin died by suicide March 8, 2019, at age 23. A psychiatrist who has treated those at risk for suicide shares a screening tool that may help loved ones assess a person's risk.
Alzheimer's disease affects many people under the age of 65. The 'young-onset' version of the disease is often misdiagnosed as depression or dismissed as a midlife crisis.
Psychology researchers found that daily acts of kindness were linked to increases in positive mood – especially for teens who felt depressed.
Older men are more at risk of loneliness than woman. Feeling isolated increases the risk of anxiety and depression.
Once associated with mind-control experiments and counter-cultural defiance, psychedelics now show great promise for mental health treatments and may prompt a re-evaluation of the scientific method.
Centuries from now, antidepressants may be seen as a barbaric treatment for treating children with depression.
Bullying isn't just linked to depression and anxiety, it can also lead to more subtle effects such as problems with trust and self-esteem.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
Contrary to the common belief you shouldn't talk about suicide because it plants the idea, asking someone if they plan to harm themselves can help.
New research suggests that people who previously suffered from depression can thrive and live happier lives than before. Why aren't more people aware of that?
Ayahuasca has long been used for indigenous healing and spiritual rituals. Now, a Brazilian clinical trial has confirmed that this psychoactive drink can help those with even severe depression.
Most European nations have seen suicide rates fall by 20 percent or more. Research is limited, but some studies blame US inequality.
An unfairness in how Australia’s mental health care is delivered can be seen in our data. The areas with the most need aren't getting the right amount of funding, or services.