To err is human, but pressure not to can become too much.
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We live in a world dominated by the pursuit of perfection – but too much pressure at work can trigger severe stress.
Forgiveness, as we have seen in the aftermath of the Charleston killings, is a hallmark of the Black Church. But what psychic toll do these acts of forgiveness exact?
Do certain ‘types’ of guns make mass shootings more likely to occur?
What interventions might be most useful for reducing the incidence of mass shootings? What lessons should other countries really learn from Australia's experience?
Awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
Fear-based messages from practitioners and awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
A difficult place to come down from.
Out on a high, but what the road to retirement for top sports stars can be quite a come down.
Schizophrenia is a complex disorder affecting how an individual thinks, feels and acts. New research has found that people with certain genetic errors are more susceptible to the disorder.
How someone suffering from schizophrenia responds to treatment and manages their disorder is dependent on errors in their genes, according to new research.
Smoking and mental health problems go hand in hand but it's not an easy relationship to untangle.
Parental responsibilities may motivate people with mental illnesses to remain in treatment.
By better supporting at-risk families we can prevent the 'transmission' of mental illness from parents to children.
Slow progress for people with learning disabilities.
A new report into progress made since the Winterbourne View abuse scandal says despite call for radical change, not much has been happening.
Unhappy memories of a past that never was.
Historic use of "recovered memory" therapy led to false allegations of abuse that continue to haunt the families involved.
Life amid the chaos.
How do you deal with child mental health in an area where the cause is ongoing?
Scott Morrison’s comments may have sparked ire in some corners, but there’s good research supporting his statement.
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Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has said that a job is a "prescription" for a young person with mental health issues. What does the research on employment and mental health show?
Depression isn’t a single condition with a single cause.
While there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn't necessarily lead to the other.
Feeling content means having a deep-seated, abiding acceptance of oneself and one’s worth, together with a sense of self-fulfilment, meaning and purpose.
Happiness might seem like a worthy goal but it will invariably be disrupted by unwelcome negative feelings. Far better to seek contentment, which can serve as a foundation for both joy and pleasure.
Conflating suicide and mental health statistics with FIFO deaths is counterproductive.
Important recommendations made by the WA parliamentary inquiry to protect fly-in fly-out workers have been sadly over-shadowed by shallow reporting.
Go ahead sir I’m all pockets, sorry, ears.
The Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England, recently produced a sobering report about the crisis in mental health services, with A&E staff…
Mental illness affects one in four young people.
86% of university students severely affected by mental illness drop out, adding to their sense of worthlessness and failure.
Two-thirds of mothers who had mental health problems in their teens and 20s also had postnatal depression.
Postnatal depression affects around one in six women. In this sense, it's the most common complication of pregnancy.
Being a pilot may be an exciting career choice but working conditions aren't always what they're cracked up to be.
It's not all isolation and cyber-bullying: technology offers access to communication and therapies that could help sufferers of mental illness.