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.
It can be daunting trying to work out how to get help with your mental health.
New research has found child sex abuse survivors are far more likely to be the victims of a range of crimes as adults. The reasons why – and who is most vulnerable – are complex.
A new study finds no evidence of diagnostic inflation in the last four editions of the DSM.
With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
In the time of the coronavirus, learning how to adapt to adversity belongs in your toolkit.
Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?
Australia has managed to house the homeless in hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. We now have an opportunity to be thinking about longer-term solutions.
Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. Positive mental health involves feeling good and functioning well, and there are ways to improve even if you don't have a mental illness.
Penn State Laureate William Doan found solace in a daily act that has benefits scientists are just beginning to understand.
It's normal to feel worried, anxious and edgy amid income losses, working from home requirements and concerns about loved ones' risk of coronavirus. But some people will need mental health support.
You don't have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.