Happiness is a human construct, an abstract idea with no biological basis. But this is something to be happy about.
Zero-hours contracts exploit workers and need to be banned.
In Australia, the highest rates of mental illness can be found in the poorest sections of society. But poor people with mental disorders often struggle to access the care they need.
Because professional athletes are thought to be paragons of physical and mental toughness, their psychological health has long been a taboo topic. That's starting to change.
A culturally specific screening tool for depression has been successfully tested among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This is why it's so important we start rolling it out.
The more humans seek happiness, the more it can elude them. In exploring this conundrum, a Nigerian novelist spoke with everyday people in his country, finding the coexistence of hope and deprivation.
Heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for Australian women. There are many risk factors for heart disease, but one we don't pay enough attention to is poor mental health.
The aim was to understand intense social problems that accompany people's medical problems.
The Fed is in a tricky position as it signals it may soon cut interest rates to boost the economy, which also risks spurring runaway inflation and even an economic downturn.
Over half of Australian teachers suffer from anxiety and nearly one-fifth are depressed.
Ketamine and other psychedelics are being licensed for medical use – two experts advise how to minimise harm for users.
Suicide rates increase in times of economic strife and uncertainty
Research shows that ketamine can produce long-term reductions in symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
Australia is about to start its first trial of psychedelic drugs for the treatment of anxiety and depression. If the results are positive, this could transform the way we treat mental illness.
If you're ready to come off antidepressants, it's important to tread carefully. About one in five people experience withdrawals, and it's possible to fall back into symptoms of depression, too.
About 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental illness.
Mental health is impacted by both genetic and environmental factors. But new research reveals that many mental health disorders may flow from early disturbances in fetal development.
Depression can affect people at any stage in life – here, an expert in psychology answers a young reader's question about how to help.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
Diseases like psoriasis and lupus are linked with a heightened risk of mental health disorders in younger adults.