Baby boomers preferred drugs and alcohol, but the younger generation are ruining their health with social media.
From 'power poses' to yoga poses, varying claims have been made about their effects on our health and happiness. But why do they work at all?
A strange delusion which may have its origins in damage to a particular process in the brain, is also one that can help us to understand how we recognise each other.
If we want doctors to listen, be empathetic, solve complex problems, we need to invest seriously in their well-being.
Terrorism, confusion and fear are leaving many feeling demoralized. While not quite on the level of depression, demoralization is still something to pay attention to. Here are some ways to do that.
A study in the 1960s brought together three people who believed they were Christ – the results still tell us much today about how well we recognise our own delusions.
There are two types of nostalgia. One promotes resilience and personal growth, while the other can lead to an obsessive quest to escape the present.
Workplaces stresses and the weight of great expectations take a toll on well-being.
We know negative news has an impact on our mental health, especially if we are constantly being exposed to it. Twitter is trying to help young people cope with the stress, which is a good start.
Readers read, viewers watch and players do. That level of engagement gives games real power to influence people both within and outside the play itself.
Research and practice in positive psychology aim to find ways to make life better for people, and ensure they're the best and most mentally healthy person they can be.
With emotionally charged rhetoric from both sides of the aisle and many parents in a heightened state of distress, children are more vulnerable than ever to anxiety. What can parents do?
In a world of increasing urbanisation, density, pressure and, some say, isolation, there's a natural salve for stress, pressure and mental illness. And it’s right above our heads.
People with anorexia and bulimia often have a strange desire to be near the very thing that is being avoided.
Emotional restraint in public life has a lot going for it.
Sleep problems can lead to anxiety and depression, and vice versa. General improvements to sleep might be beneficial, whether a person has anxiety, depression, or both.
Understanding controversial suicide death estimates in Mozambique is challenging due to a lack of readily available data.
The latest federal budget leaves mental health chronically underfunded, with inequitable access to services, and without a clear national strategy.
Many students suffer from mental illness but universities have limited support services.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has asked the Medicare review taskforce to consider increasing the number of subsidised mental health sessions for those with eating disorders. Why is that necessary?