Young women (and men) have been dramatically restricting their calorie intake for centuries, but not all the symptoms of modern anorexia have always been present.
Taking some nutrient supplements together with antidepressants can enhance the medication's effects, our new research has found.
Throughout the medical profession, there is a culture of fear surrounding mental illness.
Smartphones, tablets and computers are increasingly expanding the availability of health services. This means we can access help anonymous at a time and place that suits us.
Children are increasingly being exposed to more violence. The impact? They could get desensitized to violence and come to believe that it is an acceptable way to solve problems.
The relationship between insomnia and mental illness is bidirectional: about 50% of adults with insomnia have a mental health problem; up to 90% of adults with depression have sleep problems.
The way it's portrayed in the media you'd think it was certain that the internet made children unhappy. The evidence says otherwise.
Schools need to change the way they work to support the emotional well-being of our children.
We all know that stress can wreak havoc on your health but what does it do to your genes?
Over five million students of the approximately 11 million students in community colleges nationwide suffer from a mental health problem.
One in six children in Australia report going to bed hungry – these children are more likely to have mental health problems and be bullied regularly.
Sending mentally ill adults and children long distances for care is unacceptable and must end.
How many more black people need to die at the hands of the criminal justice system?
Employers need to move beyond promoting mental health to preventing psychological harm at work.
The longer someone is unemployed, the worse their mental health gets and this can also hinder them from finding another job, research shows.
Australian discrimination laws offer some protection for employees wanting to disclose their mental illness, but it doesn't make the decision any easier.
There is only so much trauma an individual can endure before it causes long-term problems for mental health, cognition and behaviour.
A survey has found more reports of discrimination than positive treatment of job seekers with a mental illness.
An endless stream of self-obsessed selfies could signal your narcissistic streak.
Senator Ted Cruz recently stated that he spanks his five-year-old daughter for lying. Spanking kids can cause tremendous damage to kids' mental health – even if it is an occasional light rap.