Social media content that positively represents body size, shape and weight diversity may help to address the negative psychological effects of ‘fitspiration’ that depicts narrow body standards.
People who like to feel in control are more prone to ‘catastrophising’.
In urbanising communities in sub-Saharan Africa, women cooking primarily with charcoal and wood had approximately 50% higher odds of likely depression than those cooking with gas.
An expert explains the issues that influencers and content creators are up against.
Gender differences were more significant in lower-income families.
We found men managed to bounce back quicker after lockdowns ended, in part due to their involvement in sporting and recreational activities.
Surveillance cameras, metal detectors, door-locking systems and armed guards have not prevented school shootings. A school safety scholar examines other possible approaches.
Maternal mental health conditions are a reflection of harmful social and economic factors that plague women in general.
Understanding the impact of the digital environment on children’s mental health requires a balanced consideration of not only the potential risks, but also the benefits of the online world.
The brain’s somatosensory cortex may help enrich our emotional experiences and improve our mental health. Mindfulness and dance movement therapy may be effective ways to activate it.
In families that are facing economic insecurity, fathers are more likely to experience depressive symptoms that can lead to conflict.
A survey of former Australian state MPs found 31% experienced serious mental health challenges after leaving parliament.
The rate of very high psychological distress is rising most steeply in the middle aged, especially in middle-aged women on low incomes. New funding should match this need.
Many people have been left with longer-term impairments to their sense of smell following COVID.
Game making is an art form that many aren’t intimately familiar with. Unlike other creative practices, game makers must create the rules and laws that govern and shape player behaviours.
School violence prevention requires professionals – counselors, psychologists and social workers – who know how to create an emotionally safe environment. Those staffers are in very short supply.
We asked over 1,000 Australians about their mental health concerns. Without being prompted, participants consistently highlighted three: service barriers, financial stress, and social disconnection.
How do mental health apps compare to in-person therapy? A social worker and expert on technology and human services explains.
Bed bugs are pretty much universally reviled. But a public health entomologist explains how – while potentially traumatizing to deal with – they aren’t likely to make you sick.
Making room for the input of children and adolescents in responses to the next pandemic would help maintain their health, education, well-being and more.