Less than 1 in 10 people living with a mental health condition in South Africa receive the care that they need.
Why has antidepressant use doubled?
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In two decades, the amount of antidepressants being prescribed jumped from 4% to 11%.
When a student dies by suicide, university communities grapple with the fact that an opportunity for a suffering person to receive help was missed.
As universities advocate for 'zero suicide' frameworks, it is important for university leaders to work at suicide awareness, prevention and response, and to reinforce a culture of compassion.
New research uncovers the reasons for the chronic underspending on young people's mental health services.
Bisexual men suffer disproportionately more from mental health than others – largely due to social attitudes.
EastEnders is planning to introduce a new bisexual character – let's hope they don't portray many of the classic stereotypes about bi people often seen on TV.
Having a hallucination or delusion doesn’t necessarily mean you have a mental health condition, such as schizophrenia.
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As many as one in ten people will have a psychotic experience in their lifetime – and researchers now know your genes play a role.
A positive mindset can affect some aspects of disease, but grief is normal and to be expected.
We asked five experts if your mental state can affect how well you recover from illness and disease. Five out of five said yes.
Mental disorders are treatable, but a key stumbling block towards positive campus responses in health care has been a lack of systematically collected data.
Mental health researchers based at Queen's University in Canada and Oxford University in the U.K. are helping universities take the lead in developing improved student mental health care.
People with depression experience symptoms that affect their mood, cognitive function and physical health.
Understanding of depression has advanced significantly since the first diagnostic criteria were introduced in the 1980s, but we still lack clear consensus on how this mental disorder should be explained.
Sertraline is effective at treating mild and moderate depression.
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.