The human brain has an estimated 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion neural connections.
Sections in the brain called "senders" and "receivers" are responsible for directing neural traffic, and we are now a step closer to understanding how they work.
A new study suggests LGB teachers in rural schools far likelier to have depression or anxiety than those in towns or cities.
People who have been affected by extreme weather events might experience mental health issues.
When we think about the health impacts of climate change, the effects of rising temperatures on physical health are often front of mind. But climate change affects people's mental health, too.
Helen Haines (centre-right) made history at the election as the first federal independent to succeed another independent.
Independent MP Helen Haines on using ‘soft power’
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Helen Haines, who does not have the real legislative power her predecessor, Cathy McGowan shared after the Coalition fell into minority government, says "building relationships is key to getting things done".
It’s important to find a psychologist you connect with and who seems to understand you.
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Psychologists use a number of different methods, including cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and behavioural activation. Here's how they work and who they might suit best.
In Nordic and Latin American countries, education systems promote well-being and resilience. The UK still has a lot to learn.
Christine Morgan points to the value of the brand of Headspace for young people; they know “this is a place I can go”.
PM’s advisor Christine Morgan on tackling Australia’s rising suicide rates.
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On this episode, the PM's national suicide prevention advisor speaks with Michelle Grattan on what we know so far about suicide rates, and what needs more clarity.
Remember, there is always someone to talk to about these things.
There's a difference between having low days and feeling bad all the time. The latter is a common feature of depression.
Eating disorders disproportionately affect females and young people.
As Australia considers its next national mental health survey, it's crucial to include eating disorders. If we don't have good data on how many people are suffering, we can't come up with solutions.
In jail, suicides occur for 50 deaths per 100,000 inmates.
People in jail kill themselves at a rate 3.5 times higher than that of the general population.
If you’re depressed, the headlines might tempt you to reach out for a chocolate bar. But don’t believe the hype.
Depression is a serious, common and sometimes debilitating condition. And no, chocolate won't help, whatever the headlines tell you.
President Donald Trump visits the El Paso Regional Communications Center after meeting with people affected by the El Paso mass shooting, Aug. 7, 2019.
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Stop blaming video games for violent acts, a digital culture expert says. Instead, look to the link with public health to help us deal with a complicated culture of violence.
Your happiness and self care is more important than anything else right now.
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Coming to live in Australia on your own and studying in an unfamiliar education system is extremely hard. There are ways to make it a bit easier.
The damaging effects of housing disadvantage on people’s mental health can persist even years after their housing situation improves.
The difficulties for people facing housing disadvantage don't end as soon as their situation improves. They are at higher risk of poorer mental health years or even decades later.
Imagine Hyde Park in Sydney without its tree cover … the impact on this space and the many people who spend time in it would be profound.
Cities around Australia have plans to increase their green space, but new research shows not all green spaces are equal. Good tree cover is better than grassed areas for residents' mental health.
The ethics of research trials for young people with gender dysphoria are complicated.
Young people with gender dysphoria have high rates of mental health issues which makes conducting ethical research trials complex.
Gig economy workers in the UK report better self-worth and happiness.
Symptoms of postpartum psychosis are severe but most mothers do go on to make a full recovery.
Postpartum psychosis affects one to two mothers in every 1,000 births but specialist help in the UK is seriously lacking.
Some people feel so disconnected, they don’t even recognise themselves in the mirror.
Dissociation occurs when a person experiences being disconnected from their memories, feelings, actions, thoughts, body and even their identity. And one in ten might be affected.
In our research, one-third of women experienced sexual objectification at least once.
Researchers asked women to log the times they felt sexually objectified on their smartphones. They found objectification harms women's well-being – even if they're just witnessing it.