Canberra’s hazardous air quality forced its universities to close campuses.
Universities can help students affected by the bushfires by learning from what others have done in past crises.
Shy bladder, or paruresis, is classified as a form of social anxiety disorder.
Anxiety around going to the toilet in a public place is a recognised mental health condition. We explored the thought processes behind shy bladder and shy bowel to better understand these disorders.
How a technique to instil healthy habits can prevent those recovering from depression from relapsing.
Initial NDIS planning failed to recognise the unique needs and challenges of people with mental illnesses.
Some people with mental illnesses are unable to work or look after themselves but because their conditions are episodic, it's difficult to meet the NDIS entry requirement of having a permanent disability.
More than 50% of nursing home residents experience symptoms of depression.
Expanding suicide prevention frameworks to include aged care residents, aligning nursing home life with community living, and improving residents' access to mental heath services will be key.
We all struggle from time to time, but many people benefit from seeing a therapist.
You might need to visit a few therapists to find one you can connect and engage with. If cost or access are issues, you might even like to go online.
One-fifth of U.S. teen girls reported experiencing major depression in 2017.
New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
Firefighters in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. First responders’ experiences on the front line make them susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health problems.
Emergency service workers already have poorer mental health than the rest of us. In the wake of this bushfire crisis, we need to make the well-being of our first responders a top priority.
Rolling images and stories of bushfire devastation can take a toll.
The risk of mental health problems associated with this bushfire season extends well beyond those living in directly affected regions.
Remote workers, particularly in the fields of mining and construction, are at greater risk of mental health problems. And accessing quality mental health care can be difficult for them.
Participants of both virtual reality-based and Skype-based therapy sessions voted greatly in favour of using VR, reporting high levels of engagement and realism.
Religious counsellors are an important part of society.
Religious counsellors form one of several avenues where people seek help for problems that they encounter in life.
The singer announced he’s been battling the disease for a couple of years now.
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the West.
Campus counseling centers are seeing an influx of students seeking help with mental health issues.
In order to lessen the strain on campus counseling centers, colleges must take a more preventive and 'population' approach to mental health, an expert argues.
Hitting the target is out of your control so focus on mastering the technique.
In 2020, try to forget external ambitions you can’t control and focus instead on cultivating the right frame of mind.
‘Ecotherapy’ might be one promising form of mental health treatment.
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Proponents of ecotherapy say getting back to nature can improve our mental health, wellbeing, and self-esteem.
Our mental health benefits when nature is part of our neighbourhoods, as in this residential street in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
It's well-established that green spaces are good for our well-being. Now we can demonstrate that greater biodiversity boosts this benefit, as well as helping to sustain native plants and animals.
The answer depends on a number of factors – including what motivates us to workout.
Does it matter what type of physical activity you do?
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A focus on more realistic performance outcomes can help students cope when things do not go to plan.
The risk of developing psychosis is 77% higher in urban than rural dwellers. But there are positives.
GPs see 88% of the Australian population every year. So they’re well-positioned to provide mental health care to a broad spectrum of people.
Navigating the mosaic of mental health services available is hard. A GP can help.