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  1. 20 March 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm

    A study of almost 14,000 men has found a strong link between those who identify as highly self-reliant and higher rates of thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

  2. 7 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    How a Mobile app will drive better mental health for cabbies

    After uncovering high levels of stress among taxi drivers, researchers are now developing a mental health mobile phone app to help them relax and exercise.

  3. 8 December 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Is social media good for you?

    It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.

  4. 28 November 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Black Saturday: the hidden costs

    A six-year study of the mental toll of Australia's worst bushfire, Black Saturday, shows the fallout lasts years but social ties are key to resilience.

  5. Podcast29 July 2016 - Up Close

    Why isn’t treatment for depression leading to lower prevalence?

    Professor Tony Jorm asks why prevalence of anxiety and depression in North America, Australia and elsewhere hasn't decreased despite increased treatment.

  6. 27 June 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Helping survivors overcome disaster trauma

    Researchers will develop and pilot an online tool to identify and help survivors who are not coping with the aftermath of disasters.

  7. 3 June 2016 - Legal Affairs

    Are mental health treatment orders out of order?

    At any one time, thousands of Australians with a mental illness are being forced to comply with treatment, but now the status quo is being questioned.

  8. 10 May 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Nursing our global youth back to health

    Looking after the health of those aged 10-24 has been a much neglected part of global health policy, but a new Lancet Commission aims to turn the tide.

  9. 26 April 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Supplements supercharge antidepressants

    Omega 3 supplements can give antidepressants a boost, particularly for people who don’t respond well to the medication, a new study shows.

  10. 4 March 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Why giving is good for the soul

    When you give someone a gift, who really benefits? Turns out it’s not just the recipient. It can also boost your mood - and even your health.