Regardless of whether the suicide rate went down, it is far too blunt an instrument to measure the potential distress same-sex marriage debates cause for those in the LGBTI community.
Police in schools are being asked to deal with a range of issues, such as being a mental health counselor for a traumatized child. It is unfair to the police and can be harmful for children.
But is the data misleading?
Until 2013, Australian state and territory laws allowed forcing people into psychiatric treatment if it was thought necessary to protect them from serious harm – even if they competently refused it.
Psychological distress among teenage girls has risen by 4% in the past decade.
An increasing number of companies have well-being policies, but some can do more harm than good.
I conducted interviews with 26 young women in alcohol and drug treatment services in Victoria. More than half of them disclosed a history of sexual abuse and 20 spoke about cutting themselves.
Psychology ought to go further than just restoring equilibrium. It should help us to flourish.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
A lack of sleep is a problem for children with ADHD and their parents. New research has an uplifting message for both.
Perceived stigma, failure to seek help and failures of policing organisations to support help-seeking have created a melting pot of despair for some officers.
Beyond the environmental cost, what is the psychological toll on communities of mountaintop removal coal mining?
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
Poor mental health in transgender people is primarily the product of social stigma and violence. This counters the view that being transgender is itself pathological.
Efforts to avoid stigmatising people from Muslim backgrounds seem to be coming at the unexpected cost of adding stigma to those with mental health issues.
Fresh hope for sufferers of mental illness.
Development design needs to focus more on natural resources for the benefit of human health.
Lucid dreaming is showing some promise in treating nightmares. Could it help treat some mental illnesses, too?
Young people whose parents have cancer report levels of psychological distress that are three to six times higher than others their age.
Empathy seems to be the key to developing friendships. It's especially important for young men establishing supportive friendships with young women.