At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress.
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
Waking up to this every morning would surely give you more will to live.
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
The leader of Windsor council wants the streets cleared of homeless people ahead of the royal wedding – saying some people are choosing to sleep rough.
Kids shouldn’t be expected to self-regulate the amount of time they spend on the device. And parents are finding it tougher and tougher to impose limits.
The problem isn't kids owning smartphones. But when daily use exceeds two hours a day, mental health issues start to crop up.
Transgender U.S. Army captain Jennifer Sims lifts her uniform.
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Here's the research that explains why President Donald Trump's ban on transgender military service was so easily struck down.
Learning how to manage anxiety takes time and practice, so it’s not helpful to wait until stress levels are at a peak before seeking help.
Starting university is a common cause of heightened stress, with many new challenges for students to overcome.
Service for victims of Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shooting.
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After mass shootings, calls go out to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. But data show this solution is misguided.
There is enormous pressure on young people to strive, perform and achieve. And the data indicate that many are struggling to cope.
Want a mentally healthy 2018? Don’t resolve to go on a diet.
Usually our resolutions are related to our physical health: going on a diet, joining a gym or drinking less. But what about our mental health?
James Stewart and Donna Reed in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’
Just as facts are stubborn, myths in the era of social media are also
proving to be as well. And, that can be harmful, particularly when it
comes to the media reporting on holiday suicides. Here's why.
At some point, it stopped being all fun and games.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
Mental disorders affected one in seven students and were associated with being less connected and engaged at school, having lower attendance rates, and poorer academic outcomes than their peers.
A national survey has shown Australian school students with a mental disorder can be almost three years behind in their studies by the time they sit their final NAPLAN test in year nine.
It seems loneliness among older people is expected – by everyone except the elderly themselves.
Older people are less lonely than we think, but more importantly loneliness is something they face all year round – not just at Christmas.
Studies have found scrolling through Instagram is linked with increased depression.
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We often hear reports of the effect of social media on teens' mental health. So what does the science say about it?
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Recent legal changes may not be enough to improve conditions in controversial police mental health detentions.
Residents may be right to fear for their lives.
Actors are often required to tap profound emotions in their performance, which is one of the reasons for poor mental health in the industry.
While we appreciate an actor's craft on the stage, the deep emotions they draw on in performance take their toll on mental health. Actors need to "take off" their characters to return to normal life.
Australia needs policies that capitalise on the strengths of people with disability.
Instead of trying to help people with disability overcome their limitations, we should be harnessing their strengths in the workplace. This will improve their health and mental well-being.
Postnatal depression in men is starting to be recognised, but mental health services aren't geared up to help this group.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.