Genes, drugs in early life, and stress have been linked to the development of schizophrenia.
Frantz Fanon recognised mental illness as a real experience and offered an understanding of it being influenced by society and culture.
New research has found one in five dads has experienced symptoms of depression and/or anxiety after having children.
Student athletes may sometimes be put on a pedestal, but they experience problems just like any student. They sometimes may be harder to reach, however. A novel program suggests a winning approach.
The Verdins principles affect the way offenders with mental health problems are sentenced in a court of law.
More needs to be done to stop professional athletes reaching crisis point with their mental health.
Research offers some scientific ways to overcome anxiety.
Are most homeless mentally ill? Is it inevitable that a society will have homeless people? A researcher digs into the real data on homelessness.
As fans of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain try to make sense of their tragic deaths, a question arises for many. How can people who seem to have everything end up ending their lives?
We conducted interviews with over 60 residents of a tent city. Their voices challenge common misconceptions.
Childhood depression, the deadliest illness facing children, often goes untreated. Sometimes, this is because parents do not want their children to be treated. Should this be considered child abuse?
Our new study has found that people who suffer from severe mental illness are at a much higher risk of dying from preventable diseases and conditions.
Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt. Here's what the research says.
Media portrayals don't help misconceptions about disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. So what do these terms actually mean?
Menopausal hormone fluctuations can have a significant impact on women's mental health, with some women more vulnerable to these changes than others.
Researchers are developing gene-based tests to better predict who will respond to different types of medication, and which to avoid.
Youth mental illness rates are not rising. We don’t need more pills or therapy. We need to stop pathologizing normal life.
The US is only the 18th happiest country in the world. That's the lowest ranking since reporting began in 2012. What are policymakers doing wrong?
Less than 15% of the most disadvantaged people in Australia exit poverty from one year to the next. We need to design policy to tackle this.
Arbitration hearings into the deaths of mentally ill patients has brought to light shocking cruelty and neglect on the part of South African officials.