A diagnosis of mental illness is only one in a number of risk factors for suicide. And for Indigenous Australians, a history of dispossession and disempowerment plays a much bigger role.
A survey done of transgender people right after they read a story on the government's move to deny transgender identity shows the emotional impact that denying that identity can have.
Ghana's print media plays in shaping public opinion and disseminating knowledge about mental health disorders.
Throughout the movement's history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
Emile Durkheim helped to lay the foundations of sociological thought and theory. He spoke of our current condition as being influenced by social structures and institutions.
A 69-year-old man is in jail for encouraging his wife to suicide but some have wondered why he wasn't charged with a more serious offence.
Evidence shows that outright bans save lives.
Young men in Kenya are more at risk of contemplating suicide if they have friends and family who attempted or have gone through with it.
Many current interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide, or preventing suicide at the point just prior to death. Many of those not assessed as being at "high risk" are left without support.
Torture is such a profound tear in the fabric that makes us human that it can distort even the most fundamental elements of social existence.
Legs On The Wall’s production deals with the important but taboo topic of youth suicide, particularly in the Indigenous community.
From human suffering to political chicanery to environmental degradation, the tide of bad news, blared in headlines every day, seems overwhelming. One poet and classics scholar asks: What can be done?
Australia's aged care sector is in trouble. Our experts have previously explored the complex aspects of the system, exposing where the problems are, and have been for some time.
There were 6,566 more suicides in the 2008-09 period that were a direct consequence of the rapid decline of equity values.
Death by suicide has increased at an alarming rate in recent decades. With September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an expert offers screening questions that even laypeople can use.
Climate change poses a threat to our mental health. Building connected communities is one way to combat a rise in suicide rates as global temperatures increase.
What makes people go online to abuse and harass the vulnerable – or log on to be abused themselves?
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
The story highlights complex barriers to support after a sudden death or suicide.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.