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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.