Mental Health

News and opinion stories dealing with mental health issues and mental illness.

Maternal mental health problems – the impact in numbers

As many as one in five women develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year after the birth of their baby. Maternal mental health problems can range from anxiety, low mood and depression to psychosis.

13 Reasons Why season 2 could still be problematic, but content...

The series continues to include graphic scenes and confronting issues that are likely to be challenging for some viewers.

Teenage depression: If a parent doesn’t get treatment for a child,...

Parents may also not see symptoms of a mental health problem or not be aware of how severe the problem is, due to lack of knowledge or understanding of depression in children.

Mental Health: Not just a place to live – From homelessness...

Helping the most marginalized people in society feel comfortable in a new and alien environment, where they were isolated from their peers, required a different approach that went beyond finding them a place to live.

Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the cracks

Having a baby can be extraordinarily challenging. Women are extremely vulnerable to emotional changes during pregnancy and the year after delivery.

13 Reasons Why is a real opportunity to help troubled teens

It is imperative that adults seek to genuinely understand what youngsters face, and use the publicity surrounding 13 Reasons Why to start a bigger conversation with teens about the kinds of things that affect their mental health and general well-being.

Neurons made from blood cells – a new tool for understanding...

This research will not only provide insights into how diseases develop but will also create a way to test new therapies before they are given to patients.

Invisible disabilities: Looking beyond labels – A round-up

Invisible disabilities:: Something like 96% of disabilities are not physical and yet there is little understanding of what a non‑visible disability is and how to support someone who has one.

When possessions are poor substitutes for people: hoarding disorder and loneliness

Hoarding disorder leads to a quality of life as poor as that of people with schizophrenia. Clutter increases the risks of injury, medical conditions, and death.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing

Continued connection to culture, country and community is important for mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.