Simple ways to support people dealing with traumatic events
As thousands process the emotional impact of being affected by the Australian bushfires, a University of Melbourne expert gives some tips on providing support
Would you trust AI with your mental health?
A University of Melbourne expert says Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a role in mental health care, but we have to balance ethical and privacy concerns.
Untangling men’s depression and suicide
Strengthening men’s social connections and a better understanding male depression could be key steps to reduce male suicide say University of Melbourne experts.
Could your smartphone become your therapist?
Digital mental healthcare can potentially help people, but University of Melbourne research finds the relationship between patient and therapist remains key.
Rates of diagnosed mental illness soar
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds depression and anxiety is now the most common serious illness among Australians, particularly for women.
Buffering against brain change in schizophrenia
Some people with schizophrenia may have a protective mechanism that buffers against the structural changes in the brain shows University of Melbourne research.
Australian children with mental disorders aren’t getting help
New University of Melbourne research finds that the majority of Australian children with mental disorders aren’t accessing help, and we need to understand why.
When there is no ritual to dream: The silence of Indigenous suicide
A University of Melbourne academic says the high rate of Indigenous youth suicide can only be addressed if all Australians confont historical and modern racism.
Changing the image problem of electroconvulsive therapy
Many see electroconvulsive therapy as a barbaric treatment, but involving patient’s families in ECT can dispel stigma, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people
We need to use the strengths of Aboriginal youth if we are to close the gap says the University of Melbourne's Professor Sandra Eades.