Mental Health

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

Disrupted sleep-wake cycle linked to mental health problems – new study

Disturbances to circadian rhythms – specifically, increased activity during rest hours and/or inactivity during the day – were associated with a greater risk of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), worse subjective feelings of well-being and slower reaction times.

Mental Health: Extinguished and anguished – what is burnout and what...

Burnout can have serious consequences, including reduced work performance and life satisfaction, and has been associated with other mental health conditions.

Osteopathy can be used to treat mental health issues related to...

35% of people who suffer with low back pain are also diagnosed with depression, anxiety and social isolation.

Informed consent: women need to know about the link between the...

The pill and other hormone contraceptives are not without side effects. We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.

Suicides at record level among UK students

To help students in need, more personalised forms of support are required – that acknowledge past traumas and distressed states – to address key sources of stress.

How to deliver the mental health services that young people desperately...

With so many young people requiring extra support – whether that’s special education or mental health services – it’s high time for educational psychologists to take on a bigger role in schools.

Loneliness is a health issue, and needs targeted solutions

Loneliness has been found to be a risk factor for all causes of early death and feeling lonely increases our likelihood of earlier death by 26%.

An interest rate rise may put thousands at risk of mental...

Not only do we need comprehensive strategies for helping people cope with psychological difficulties directly, but it is important to recognise that mental health links to the economy.

User-led network could close as latest victim of competition from big...

Many of the groups had lost out to large mental health charities and private sector organizations that had been “sweeping up” their contracts to promote user-involvement or provide advocacy or peer support.

Budget 2018 boosts aged care, rural health and medical research: health...

The government has announced A$1.6 billion over four years to allow 14,000 more older Australians to remain in their home for longer through more high-level home care places.