Mental Health

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Health & Medicine

Your cold house is bad for your mental health

New research finds that the poorest Australians in the worst health are living in the coldest homes during Australian winter and it’s putting their mental health at risk

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Health & Medicine

The young people getting nature on prescription

The early results of a new trial on ‘nature prescribing’ show promise for helping young people with mild mental illness

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Arts & Culture

No bandwidth to think is the cost of being time poor

Cyber time poverty can affect all of us as distractions from social media, work messages and 24-hour news, but we can fight back

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Education

BMX teaches a valuable lesson: Success requires hard work and failure

BMX bike riding goes beyond physical fitness; enhancing mental health, social connectedness and personal growth

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Politics & Society

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Opinion

What the Bondi Junction tragedy tells us about compulsory treatment

How should we balance public safety with the rights of people with a mental illness to make decisions about their own wellbeing?

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Health & Medicine

Too many people die after leaving prison

The high rate of death soon after release from jail is tragic, but also avoidable. This urgently needs a coordinated, whole-of-government response

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Health & Medicine

Is menopause bad for your mental health?

A new Lancet series challenges the long-held view that links menopause and poor mental health – finding no evidence of a universal or uniform increase in risk

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Health & Medicine

People with experience of mental health conditions should be paid to help others

The expertise of people with lived experience of mental health conditions should be employed to help turbocharge system-wide reform

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Business & Economics

Australia’s young people are getting lonelier

Younger Australians are more likely than their parents or grandparents to feel alone in the world, finds the annual HILDA survey

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Business & Economics

The ‘perfect storm’ causing Australians psychological distress

Over the past 15 years, more Australians have experienced growing psychological distress, finds the annual HILDA survey, but it’s bigger than smartphones and social media

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