Psychiatrist Steve Ellen and the ten participants put themselves – and their stories – out there to increase awareness about living with mental illness.
Some viewers will object to the reality TV format of How 'Mad' Are You, but the show achieves its aim of breaking down stigma.
A number of complex factors leads to someone reaching a point where they can no longer cope. We can’t let them get there in the first place.
Many current interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide, or preventing suicide at the point just prior to death. Many of those not assessed as being at "high risk" are left without support.
Approximately 11 per cent of Canadian mothers report consuming alcohol during pregnancy, which can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in their children.
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.
Struggling to cope.
Pledging to destigmatise mental health in the workplace is admirable, but it comes with problems too.
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Bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder – how useful are mental health labels?
Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health.
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.
Soldiers of C Company 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment are silhouetted against the setting sun during operations in Afghanistan in June 2014.
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The true impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on soldiers' mental health revealed for the first time.
People with mental illness as well as an intellectual disability find it harder to receive sufficient NDIS supports.
People with intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental ill health than the rest of the population, so NDIS can be doubly relevant.
Even the most humanely designed prisons have negative effects on the people living and working inside.
A wealth of research suggests prisons have serious detrimental effects on prisoners and prison workers.
What a group of ancient Roman philosophers can teach you about how to live in the 21st century.
Facebook moderators sift through hundreds of examples of distressing content during their shifts.
The news that a former moderator is suing Facebook over unsafe work practices suggests it's time we finally took the mental health of moderators seriously.
The Mediterranean diet is not only good for your heart. It could protect your mental health, too.
Watching for the sweet, relaxing brain tingles.
Some of the most popular online videos are of people whispering, turning book pages or gently tapping computer keys. What is going on? A researcher explains the quest for 'brain tingles.'
Politics are creating divides in the office.
The midterm elections have put America's political divide front and center, increasingly invading the work space and stressing out employees.
Most aged-care residents don’t feel like they are loved or belong in their facility.
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.
Students, manage your stress with these top tips.
Imagining the ideal school.
Almost half of residents in Australia’s residential aged care facilities suffer from depression.
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.
Death by suicide isn’t always related to depression. Relationship, job and legal problems can give rise to feelings of hopelessness. Six screening questions may help.
Death by suicide has increased at an alarming rate in recent decades. With September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an expert offers screening questions that even laypeople can use.
It’s mostly about listening.
R U OK Day is tomorrow, encouraging all of us to check in with others to see if they’re OK. But what if someone says “no”? What should you say or do? Should you tell someone else? What resources can you…