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  1. 8 January 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  2. 15 December 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 22 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 6 August 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  5. 30 July 2019 - Inside Business

    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.

  6. 10 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 12 June 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 23 May 2019 - Humanities

    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.

  9. 16 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  10. 7 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.