Art therapy has a "clear effect" on severe depression, helping some people to get back to work after time off, new research suggests. During the research, conducted by Sahlgrenska Academy at the Unive...
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A person may be smiling, they may have done their hair and makeup, they may seem completely "together", but that doesn't mean they're happy and well. Blogger Leyah Shanks has posted a poignant reminde...
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It's called Trichotillomania, and it's as hard to spell as it is to talk about.
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Nearly 20 years later, I still remember the struggle of growing up with a parent who had depression. As a child, I didn't understand what my mother was going through. I remember her seeking treatment...
Australians will get subsidised access from Sunday.
It helps boost general happiness, even if you don't need it for clinical treatment.
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Despite growing public awareness of mental health issues, schizophrenia remains a widely misunderstood illness. According to a new survey from Rethink Mental Illness, 50% of people mistakenly think th...
R U OK Day in its purest form represents kindness: something we desperately need in this world today.
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JK Rowling has issued a bold rebuttal to those who argue that "depression isn't real". The 'Harry Potter' author tweeted on the topic after MMA fighter and former 'Big Brother' contestant Andrew Tate...
According to the ABS, in 2015, 3,027 Australians died by suicide.
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Life hasn't all been match-making and red roses for the Bachelor host.
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Family conflict is a major problem for Australians aged 15-19.
A new study has found that "13 Reasons Why," the Netflix drama about a teenager who dies by suicide, led to an increase in internet searches about it. Research published in the journal JAMA Internal M...
We already know kindness makes the world go 'round, and a new study shows that it's also good for our mental health. Today, Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation released "Kind Communities - A Bridge t...
If you want to help a loved one with depression, telling them to "cheer up", is not the answer. Depression is an illness and as such, it's completely different from feeling upset or sad. On Reddit, pe...
The former PM has been talking about mental health for most of her life.
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Crowded rooms are by far the most common everyday panic attack trigger, according to new research. A national study of 1,000 panic attack sufferers conducted by panic disorder specialists bcalm found...
Males in the Australian Defence Force are at the greatest risk.
Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person's daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder. Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression...
When someone you love has high-functioning anxiety, it isn't always obvious. And success in life ― whether recognition at work or, say, being particularly sparkly at a party ― doesn't mean he or she i...
Young men tend to find gaming and sport immensely engaging. Harnessing these domains may provide clues as to what might work in future.
A complex set of genetic and environmental factors is behind the mental illness.
An artist with schizophrenia has created a series of images illustrating her hallucinations in the hope of destroying misconceptions around mental health issues. Kate Fenner, 18, was finally diagnosed...
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"Identity is a huge part. You start sport young and it becomes intertwined with who you are for so long. Then overnight it's gone."
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that is estimated to affect over 740,000 people in the UK at any one time. People with OCD might feel compelled to ritualistically check thi...
Despite all of the campaigns and the charities and the awareness, we still haven’t been able to eradicate the shame and the guilt.
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We're in a state of 'nihilism and neglect'.
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'I'm sick of feeling like I will never be alright.'
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A blogger has bravely opened up about her struggles with depression in a bid to highlight that regardless of what we may see online, nobody's life is perfect. Megan Gilbride, 27, sits bare-faced an...
Republicans say they don’t want to “stigmatize” people with disabilities.
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Mental illness is not like a broken leg.
Many with long-term illnesses say pets are among their closest relationships.