People with schizophrenia are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those without the serious mental illness, making it second only to age as a risk factor for mortality.
Women who experience mental anguish after violence are not 'irrational'.
A neuropsychologist who works in these skilled care facilities describes the changing populations. With COVID-19, many nursing homes are now struggling to stay in business.
The fundamental underpinning of all MAID requests is supposed to be the presence of an incurable medical condition, but it's not possible to predict that a mental illness will not improve.
Financial hardships in particular are likely to lead to ongoing mental health problems, even as the pandemic subsides. Our program could help many people whose mental health has suffered during COVID.
The UN has twice called on Australia to dismantle its indefinite detention system for people with cognitive impairments and mental illness, which disproportionately affects Indigenous people.
The execution of Lisa Montgomery in the U.S. earlier this year demonstrates how society misunderstands the effects of mental illness and trauma on criminal behaviour.
Structural stigma is in the rules, policies and procedures of organizations and society. It's reflected in systems that treat people with mental illness as less treatable or less deserving of care.
The TGA is currently evaluating a proposal to legalise MDMA and psilocybin for the treatment of mental illness. But there are a few reasons Australia isn't quite ready to take this step.
Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.
Understanding a family member's diagnosis can help teens feel less stressed, afraid and alone.
While seemingly an alternative to solitary confinement, Structured Intervention Units have been a catastrophic failure, especially for imprisoned people with mental illness.
Poor mental health costs the Australian economy up to A$220 billion a year, according to the Productivity Commission. It will take more than piecemeal 'announceables' to fix the situation.
Research on the genetic basis of mental illness has so far largely excluded anyone who is not of European heritage.
The rate of death by suicide is rising among veterans. The most common stressor is a serious relationship difficulty.
People with alcohol or substance dependency already struggle to access mental health treatment, covid will only make this worse.
Cut yourself some slack. For most people, the pandemic has been a unique challenge.
Terminally ill research participants wanted to have the option of assisted dying if they needed it, and felt they knew best when the time was right for them to die.
Teaching deaf babies sign language improves the success of cochlear implants – and also safeguards their long-term physical and mental health.
Parents of young children are reporting alarming increases in anxiety and depression during COVID-19. This is not only a risk to parents' mental health, but also to children’s long-term well-being.