Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks project.
Loneliness is a bigger cause of death than a poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and it's on a par with heavy smoking. So let's get talking about it.
They need to have it to fit in, but social media is probably doing teens more harm than good.
We asked five experts if social media was damaging to children and teens, and four out of five said yes.
Up to 45% of children can experience depression after a natural disaster.
Most kids bounce back quickly after a disaster and there are several strategies you can use to help.
Research shows that cannabis use by people living with post-traumatic stress disorder may reduce their likelihood of depression and suicide.
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Cannabis use is common among trauma survivors, and may improve some of the symptoms of those with PTSD.
Who’s a good doggie? New dog owners benefit from cuddles, meeting other dog owners and more physical exercise.
Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general lift in mood all likely help new dog owners feel less lonely, our new study suggests.
Having better access to mental health support could be one reason for lower self-harm rates among Danish teens.
Researchers found that between 2008 and 2016, self-harm rates among Danish teenagers actually decreased.
Cocaine and alcohol combine to create a deadly chemical known as cocaethylene.
The rates of suicide among males working in the construction industry are almost double the rates seen overall among Australian men.
Research shows construction workers are at higher risk of mental illness and suicide than people in other jobs. Addressing this must start with dismantling the 'macho' culture on work sites.
People with mental illness are especially vulnerable after they are discharged from hospital.
People with mental illness are at their most vulnerable when they're discharged from hospital. Without the support of family or friends at this time, they're less likely to recover.
Why has antidepressant use doubled?
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In two decades, the amount of antidepressants being prescribed jumped from 4% to 11%.
New research suggests the partners of UK military personnel may experience greater levels of depression and binge-drinking compared to women in the general population.
One in three 18 to 25 year olds reported feeling lonely three or more times in the past week.
Loneliness is often triggered by significant life events, and young people have these in abundance. But the solution isn't as simple as joining a group or trying harder to make friends.
Mental disorders are treatable, but a key stumbling block towards positive campus responses in health care has been a lack of systematically collected data.
Mental health researchers based at Queen's University in Canada and Oxford University in the U.K. are helping universities take the lead in developing improved student mental health care.
People with depression experience symptoms that affect their mood, cognitive function and physical health.
Understanding of depression has advanced significantly since the first diagnostic criteria were introduced in the 1980s, but we still lack clear consensus on how this mental disorder should be explained.
Sertraline is effective at treating mild and moderate depression.
Bill Maher suggests that fat-shaming may help people lose weight.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
‘Fridays for Future’ demonstration in Berlin, March 29 2019.
Children are more attuned to the climate crisis than adults realise. We must listen to them.
In Nordic and Latin American countries, education systems promote well-being and resilience. The UK still has a lot to learn.
Gardening gives people the chance to reconnect and relax.
How gardening can make you happier and healthier.
Taking the pill as a teenager may lead to an increased risk for depression, even years after stopping.
Long-term or historical use of oral contraceptives may lead to an increased risk of depression in later years; understanding the risk will better inform the decision whether or not to take the pill.