The rates of suicide among males working in the construction industry are almost double the rates seen overall among Australian men.
Research shows construction workers are at higher risk of mental illness and suicide than people in other jobs. Addressing this must start with dismantling the 'macho' culture on work sites.
Protesters holding a vigil last year for deceased asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei, who died in a Brisbane hospital due to an infection at the Manus Island detention centre in 2014.
A Senate report details the high need for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to be able to seek medical care in Australia. The fate of the medevac law now rests in Jacqui Lambie's hands.
Roughly two children per class have developmental language disorder.
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New research suggests that the genetic variants that are associated with language are also associated with mental health problems.
People with mental illness are especially vulnerable after they are discharged from hospital.
People with mental illness are at their most vulnerable when they're discharged from hospital. Without the support of family or friends at this time, they're less likely to recover.
If you let it work for you, stress can be your secret weapon.
Stress is actually our body getting us ready to take on a challenge. A stress response can increase oxygen to the brain and improve attention, focus, energy and determination.
The benefits of being 'mentally tough' are many. Why let just those who are lucky to be naturally resilient benefit, when it can be taught to everyone?
Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
Why has antidepressant use doubled?
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In two decades, the amount of antidepressants being prescribed jumped from 4% to 11%.
When a student dies by suicide, university communities grapple with the fact that an opportunity for a suffering person to receive help was missed.
As universities advocate for 'zero suicide' frameworks, it is important for university leaders to work at suicide awareness, prevention and response, and to reinforce a culture of compassion.
New research uncovers the reasons for the chronic underspending on young people's mental health services.
Bisexual men suffer disproportionately more from mental health than others – largely due to social attitudes.
EastEnders is planning to introduce a new bisexual character – let's hope they don't portray many of the classic stereotypes about bi people often seen on TV.
Having a hallucination or delusion doesn’t necessarily mean you have a mental health condition, such as schizophrenia.
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As many as one in ten people will have a psychotic experience in their lifetime – and researchers now know your genes play a role.
A positive mindset can affect some aspects of disease, but grief is normal and to be expected.
We asked five experts if your mental state can affect how well you recover from illness and disease. Five out of five said yes.
Mental disorders are treatable, but a key stumbling block towards positive campus responses in health care has been a lack of systematically collected data.
Mental health researchers based at Queen's University in Canada and Oxford University in the U.K. are helping universities take the lead in developing improved student mental health care.
People with depression experience symptoms that affect their mood, cognitive function and physical health.
Understanding of depression has advanced significantly since the first diagnostic criteria were introduced in the 1980s, but we still lack clear consensus on how this mental disorder should be explained.
Sertraline is effective at treating mild and moderate depression.
The human brain has an estimated 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion neural connections.
Sections in the brain called "senders" and "receivers" are responsible for directing neural traffic, and we are now a step closer to understanding how they work.
A new study suggests LGB teachers in rural schools far likelier to have depression or anxiety than those in towns or cities.
People who have been affected by extreme weather events might experience mental health issues.
When we think about the health impacts of climate change, the effects of rising temperatures on physical health are often front of mind. But climate change affects people's mental health, too.
Helen Haines (centre-right) made history at the election as the first federal independent to succeed another independent.
Independent MP Helen Haines on using ‘soft power’
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Helen Haines, who does not have the real legislative power her predecessor, Cathy McGowan shared after the Coalition fell into minority government, says "building relationships is key to getting things done".