The communities ravaged by Ebola need mental health support to help people rebuild their lives.
The number of youth mental health centres known as headspace has rapidly expanded in the last decade. But we have yet to see evaluation of whether the services improve young people’s mental health.
Anorexia and bulimia only account for around half of eating disorders yet too often they're the only ones we take seriously.
With the rate of suicide on the rise, it's time to train law enforcement officials to recognize the signs of mental illness.
New research shows that depression doesn't spread between teenagers but having mentally healthy friends can protect you.
It is no surprise that libraries are coping with a large number of patrons who are homeless or have mental illnesses. Public libraries are, after all, designed to be welcoming spaces for all.
Scientists have discovered that a single gene may reveal a weakness in the development of schizophrenia that could help doctors prevent the condition.
We live in a world dominated by the pursuit of perfection – but too much pressure at work can trigger severe stress.
Forgiveness, as we have seen in the aftermath of the Charleston killings, is a hallmark of the Black Church. But what psychic toll do these acts of forgiveness exact?
What interventions might be most useful for reducing the incidence of mass shootings? What lessons should other countries really learn from Australia's experience?
Fear-based messages from practitioners and awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
Out on a high, but what the road to retirement for top sports stars can be quite a come down.
How someone suffering from schizophrenia responds to treatment and manages their disorder is dependent on errors in their genes, according to new research.
Smoking and mental health problems go hand in hand but it's not an easy relationship to untangle.
By better supporting at-risk families we can prevent the 'transmission' of mental illness from parents to children.
A new report into progress made since the Winterbourne View abuse scandal says despite call for radical change, not much has been happening.
Historic use of "recovered memory" therapy led to false allegations of abuse that continue to haunt the families involved.
How do you deal with child mental health in an area where the cause is ongoing?
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has said that a job is a "prescription" for a young person with mental health issues. What does the research on employment and mental health show?
While there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn't necessarily lead to the other.