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Health

Health

How Parents Can Talk About Mental Illness With Their Kids

3 min read

For many parents and caregivers, it can be difficult to pick up the signs that their child may be struggling with mental illness.

Tech

Tech

Facebook Memories Have The Potential To 'Re-Traumatise' You

4 min read

For years, Facebook has been a place to interact, reconnect and to update loved ones. But there are concerns the 'Memories' function could derail all of that.

News

News

'Eco-Anxiety' Is Very Real And It's On The Rise

4 min read

A racing heart, chest tightness, breathlessness, butterflies in the pit of the stomach -- this is how environmental challenges are affecting some Australians.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

Hiding Your Likes Is The Best Thing Instagram Has Ever Done

5 min read

Yesterday, we logged on to Instagram to see that the all-important number of likes had vanished.

National

National

People With Mental Illness Die Up To Two Decades Earlier

4 min read

A two-decade gap in life expectancy between people with mental illness and the general population has been described as a "human rights scandal", with a new report shining a light on the issue.

Health

Health

Study Pinpoints First Genes Linked To Anorexia, Offers 'Hope' To Sufferers

4 min read

WARNING: The following story discusses anorexia and mental illness and may be triggering for some individuals.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'I Get Anxiety Every Day': Ed Sheeran Opens Up About Mental Health And Fame

2 min read

In a recent interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Ed Sheeran spoke frankly about the nature of fame, and how it has affected his mental health.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

We All Failed My Sister Before She Became A Killer. We Can't Let It Happen Again.

14 min read

My little sister is digging greedily into a mammoth slice of chocolate cheesecake.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

For Pete’s Sake, Let Your Boys Drink Pink Milk

5 min read

During a conversation earlier this week, I heard yet another example of how patriarchy works to break men.

Health

Health

I Can Pinpoint The Day That Marked My Descent Towards Total Breakdown

4 min read

At 24, Georgie Dent had the world at her feet – but within a year she found herself in the midst of a nervous breakdown, suffering such crippling anxiety that she admitted herself to a psychiatric hospital.

Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Why Australia Needs Wimps

5 min read

I am a wimp.

World

World

Teen Suffering Anxiety Cruelly Doused With Juice On Prom Night

3 min read

A teenager who suffers anxiety has been the target of a cruel bully, who doused her with juice on her prom night, ruining her dress and turning what was meant to be a magical evening into a nightmare.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

I'm All For Feminism, But We Need A Men's Rights Manifesto

7 min read

Names can be misleading.

Good News

Good News

The Internet Has Some Surprisingly Wholesome Places, Here's Where To Find Them

4 min read

There are places online dedicated to communities that are reinforcing positivity, boosting self-esteem, and jumping in when things get hard.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Amanda Bynes Is Being Sued By A Mental Health Facility

1 min read

The actress received treatment for mental health issues at the Creative Care Treatment Centre.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Please Stop Stressing Out Because It’s Messing With Your Dog’s Zen

1 min read

Dogs are the very best kind of friends. They listen, they love, they don’t judge…

News

News

Doctors Warn Of Girls Self-Harming With Deodorant Burns

3 min read

WARNING: This article contains descriptions of self-harm.

Jelena Kecmanovic

Jelena Kecmanovic

6 Ways To Save Your Mental Health From The Dark Side Of Social Media

4 min read

More than one-third of American adults view social media as harmful to their mental health, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association.

Views

Views

The Problem With Linking Crime To Being Homeless

5 min read

The news of Courtney Herron’s death has shocked Melburnians. While full details are yet to emerge, both she and the man charged with murdering her have been widely reported as being homeless.

News

News

Gillard: 'I Wish I Understood More' About Mental Health As PM

3 min read

Since stepping away from politics, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has dedicated her time to helping the nation's mental health battle.

Interviews

Interviews

Julia Gillard Tackles The Scourge Of Male Suicide

2 min read

As the Chair of the Beyond Blue board of directors, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is on the frontlines of the mental health battle.

Peter Shmigel

Peter Shmigel

When It Comes To Their Brains, Aussie Blokes Are In Bad Shape

4 min read

But there are solutions at hand for improving the mental and emotional wellbeing of Australia’s men.

National

National

Does Australia Need A Minister For Suicide Prevention?

4 min read

As Scott Morrison prepares to unveil his new-look ministry, there are calls for him to follow the UK's lead and appoint a Minister for Suicide Prevention.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Sophie Turner Says Meeting Joe Jonas 'Saved Her Life'

1 min read

Ahead of the final episode of 'Game of Thrones', Sophie Turner has opened up about her relationship with husband Joe Jonas.

Features

Features

The Devastating Mental Health Toll On Our Veterinarians

2 min read

They save the lives of our beloved animals, but vets die by suicide at four times the rate of the general population.

News

News

How Caring For Her Disabled Daughter Left Christine Homeless

3 min read

Christine Cassar spent three months homeless, sleeping in her car and on park benches while struggling to access support services to care full-time for her disabled daughter.

National

National

People With Borderline Personality Disorder Aren't Getting The Support They Need

5 min read

People with borderline personality disorder are up to 45 times more likely to take their own lives, but sufferers say treatment is hard to access

Anju Regis

Anju Regis

How I Survived The Loneliness Of Separation

6 min read

Most newly single people agree that you find yourself in serious limbo when you are separating.

News

News

Brain Scans Show Promise In Identifying Suicidal Thoughts

3 min read

Researchers in Pennsylvania were able to determine with 90 percent accuracy whether a person had past suicidal thoughts or attempts.

National

National

Youth Suicide Rates Spiked After Release Of '13 Reasons Why', Study Finds

3 min read

Youth suicide rates in the United States spiked after the release of Netflix's controversial show '13 Reasons Why', a new study has found.

Health

Health

Cosmetic Clinics Plan To Assess Your Mental Health Before You Get Botox

3 min read

Screening for mental health issues could help those with Body Dysmorphic Disorder among other conditions.

Life

Life

Whether Drug-Fuelled Or Sober, 'God Encounters' Make Us Happier

3 min read

A new study has found that mystical "God encounter experiences" can make people happier -- regardless of whether they are drug-induced or not.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Actress And Model Stefanie Sherk Dies At Age 43

1 min read

Sherk's husband, Oscar nominee Demian Bichir revealed she had died in a heart-wrenching Instagram post.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Bebe Rexha Shares Bipolar Diagnosis In Emotional Post

1 min read

Bebe Rexha has opened up about her mental health in a raw post on social media.

Sophia Hatzis

Sophia Hatzis

This Is The First Year I'm Not Frightened Of Easter

6 min read

When I tell people I dread Easter every year, I'm met with some questionable looks.

Health

Health

Does Sharing Private Pain For Public Gain Actually Work?

5 min read

Mitch Wallis and Lisa Cox have endured real hardships in life and are using their stories to empower change, but does it come at a cost?

Life

Life

Prince Harry And Oprah Are Making A TV Series About Mental Health

2 min read

Prince Harry and Oprah are joining forces with Apple to release a mental health documentary series in 2020. 

The Project

The Project

Our Children Are Struggling: Seven Year Old's Heartbreaking Suicide Note

2 min read

WARNING: This story contains discussion of suicide.

Health

Health

A Doctor Is Using Oysters To Treat Depression

1 min read

You've heard the phrase, "take one and call me in the morning," so how about, "take 12"?

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Huge Youth Mental Health Boost In Record Budget Medical Spend

3 min read

Nearly half a billion dollars will be poured into a pioneering youth mental health and suicide prevention project, as part of a large-scale federal investment in psychological wellbeing.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

Why Sending Criminals To Jail Isn't The Best Way To Keep Us Safe

6 min read

Violence has been part of all human societies since time immortal and this is unlikely to dramatically change any time soon.

Music

Music

Avicii's Family Has Launched A Mental Health Foundation

1 min read

The family of Tim Bergling -- best known by his stage name, Avicii -- has announced they'll launch a charity in his memory.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Big Sean Opened Up About Dealing With Depression And Anxiety

1 min read

Big Sean has spoken candidly about his mental health struggles on Instagram.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

Are There Health Benefits In Tripping Out Of Your Mind?

4 min read

For decades, psychedelics such as LSD, magic mushrooms, mescaline and DMT have been depicted as gateway drugs to madness, but recent research seems to indicate they may actually help keep us sane.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why A Routine Trip To The GP Leaves Me Mentally And Emotionally Shaken

6 min read

“Just relax,” he says.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

Stop Ragging On Your Mates. It's An Aussie Tradition That's Damaging Our Men.

6 min read

There’s an article at The Good Men Project titled ‘Why do Friends Give Each Other a Hard Time?’

Health

Health

'Game-Changing' Post-Natal Depression Treatment Has Been Approved

4 min read

For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug designed specifically to treat postpartum depression (PPD), and other drug regulators are "closely watching" to see how it works.

Health

Health

How Repeating A Single, Simple Phrase Can Rewire Your Brain For The Better

3 min read

Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 and 80,000 thoughts a day -- and a lot of them are the same negative thoughts we had the day before.

Health

Health

Why Working Weekends Can Make You Miserable And Depressed

3 min read

"Off time” is fast-diminishing as people work longer hours and more businesses operate around the clock, but it comes at a cost according to a new study.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Here's How I Explain Men Like George Pell To My Kids

5 min read

Cardinal George Pell has just been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old choirboys after a Sunday mass in 1996.

Health

Health

It's Harder For Your Brain To Forget Things Than To Remember Them

2 min read

Choosing to forget something takes more brain power than trying to remember it, researchers have discovered.

World

World

How The Story Of A Young Girl's Death Is Saving Lives

4 min read

WARNING: This story contains a discussion of suicide.

Peter Shmigel

Peter Shmigel

Why People Would Be Happier If They Were More Like Drones

4 min read

Our skies and our Instagram feeds seem to be filled with drones nowadays.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Justin Bieber Asks His Fans To Pray For His Mental Health

1 min read

Justin Bieber posted a snap on Instagram, telling fans that he's been "struggling a lot" in recent times.

Health

Health

Ketamine Has Been Approved To Treat Depression

3 min read

A form of ketamine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for depression.

National

National

Aussie Cancer Survivor To Tackle Astonishing Cycling Challenge

3 min read

Beating cancer or surviving an horrific car crash just aren't big enough hurdles for some people.

National

National

'I Couldn't Save My Son': Calls To Fix Autism Death Rates

3 min read

WARNING: This story contains a discussion of suicide and suicidality. 

Health

Health

Why The Happiest Person In Your Life Could Actually Be The Most Depressed

5 min read

A form of depression where sufferers mask their symptoms by appearing outwardly happy is very common and can lead to loss of life according to experts.

Inspiration

Inspiration

He Was Told He Would Be Dead, Instead He Is Learning To Walk For The First Time

3 min read

Moustafa Ardati was told he would die by the time he reached his mid-twenties. He is 32.

Health

Health

Depression Could Make Your Brain Age Faster

3 min read

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline -- and finding some worrisome clues.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

'It Could Change Someone's Life': These Best Mates Want You To Phone A Farmer

2 min read

Young farmer Jim Honner knows all too well the power of a five-minute call, and he's urging you to pick up the phone.

Life

Life

The Eggheads Behind The World Record Egg Say Its Success Was A 'Fluke'

2 min read

The trio of Brits who cooked up the now-famous, record-breaking, Super Bowl-smashing egg have finally spoken out.

Super Bowl

Super Bowl

It's A Mad Scramble! The Egg Has Been Cracked

2 min read

It's no yolk, the egg is finally off the boil. And it's kinda cute.

I'm A Celebrity...

I'm A Celebrity...

Richard Reid Opened Up About Grieving His Mother

2 min read

Richard confided in Angie Kent on Thursday, telling her about his mum’s struggles with mental health and the impact it had on his family.

Tech

Tech

Apparently Quitting Facebook Makes You Happier And Less Politically Extreme

2 min read

As Facebook celebrates 15 years of virtual companionship, a new study has tracked how the social media behemoth has gone from being a friend to a frenemy that makes users less happy and more politically extreme.

Health

Health

How To Bounce Back From A Crisis And Be Better Than Ever

4 min read

So, you've lost your job, or maybe you got dumped. Perhaps someone close to you has passed away. Either way, it's a form of "loss".

Politics

Politics

'We All Knew': Marriage Postal Survey 'Traumatic' For LGBTQ Community, Study Finds

4 min read

The 2017 marriage equality campaign led to widespread depression, anxiety and psychological distress among lesbian, gay and bisexual Australians, a landmark study has reported.

Life

Life

Prince William Tears Up Revealing 'Very Difficult' Moment Related To His Children

1 min read

Prince William has choked back tears while speaking candidly about his own 'mental health' struggles at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Life

Life

Brandon Truaxe, Founder Of The Ordinary, Has Died

1 min read

Brandon Truaxe, the controversial founder of cult skincare brand The Ordinary was found dead over the weekend. He was 40 years old.

Health

Health

This Is How To Beat Sunday Night Anxiety

3 min read

We've all been there. After nearly two days of relaxing bliss away from work you look at the clock and realise it's 5pm on a Sunday afternoon.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Doctor Ran To Help Crash Victim To Find Dead Fiancée In Wreckage

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Kate Doak

Kate Doak

I Transitioned 5 Years Ago. Here's What Happened On My First Trip Home.

6 min read

There’s one thing I’ll never forget from when I was growing up.

Health

Health

The Anti-Anxiety Diet: What To Eat To Calm Your Mind

5 min read

Do you ever feel like it's 'all in your head'? Well, you might be wrong, because it might actually be 'all in your gut'.

Life

Life

This Is Why You Have So Many Tabs Open All The Time

3 min read

It seems there are two types of people in this world. Some who keep their web browser clean and tidy, with the minimum number of tabs or windows open as possible.

Megan Hustwaite

Megan Hustwaite

Annalise’s Death Is A Tragic Reminder Of The Friends I’ve Lost To Mental Health

4 min read

The tragic passing of Australian actress and model Annalise Braakensiek brought home some damning home truths -- mental health issues don't discriminate, and they've become a national crisis.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Rapper CupcakKe Hospitalised After Suicidal Tweet

1 min read

Content warning: This article discusses suicidal ideation.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Bizarre Video Exposes Prowler Licking Doorbell For Three Hours

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

TV

TV

'Bandersnatch' Star Leaves Twitter To Focus On Mental Health

2 min read

Will Poulter has revealed that he'll be taking a break from social media.

Career

Career

Quit Whining About Work-Life Balance Because The Future Is A 15-Hour Week

4 min read

Far from being wishful thinking, one man who has been studying the importance of 'leisure' for decades, says there's a way to make a 15-hour work week a reality.

National

National

Christmas Crisis: Domestic Violence, Suicide Calls Spike In Holiday Period

4 min read

Christmas is a particularly hard time of year for more people than you might think.

Tanya Hennessy

Tanya Hennessy

Ways To Deal With Your Christmas Anxiety

3 min read

Do you hate Christmas? Not in a Grinch way… in an “I’m anxious and this is triggering” way?

Christmas

Christmas

Why 'No' Is The Most Important Word You Can Say This Christmas

5 min read

It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many, the holiday season brings with it unwarranted stress.

Health

Health

Should We Be Screening New Dads For Postnatal Depression?

4 min read

In what's been dubbed a “radical” and a “landmark move", the UK this week announced a formal mental health check for some dads. In Australia it's common place for all new mums to be screened, but are dads being overlooked?

Celebrity

Celebrity

Pete Davidson Talks Online Bullying And Suicidal Thoughts

1 min read

In a new Instagram post, Pete Davidson opened up about the emotional toll of online hate on his mental health.

National

National

Climate Change Is Destroying Our Planet And Our Mental Health

3 min read

By now most Aussies accept that climate change is impacting our country. What's less known is that it is also affecting our mental health -- and our government isn't doing enough to stop it.

National

National

On The Line 'Until The Sun Came Up': Kids Helpline Answers Its Eight Millionth Call

4 min read

In the middle of the night when he was just 17 years old, Cameron Brown made a phone call that saved his life.

National

National

The Australians Hunting The Genes Behind Bipolar Disorder

3 min read

Just like the music he composes, Alex Pettigrew’s life has already hit big high notes and some very deep lows.

Life

Life

Look Away Now. Instagram Can Tell You How Much Time You're Wasting

1 min read

Like sands through the hourglass ... sorry, you'll have to keep scrolling.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Lady Gaga Calls For Improved Mental Health Care In Powerful Speech

1 min read

Lady Gaga has opened up about her experiences with mental illness -- and called on Hollywood to provide better support and health care for members of the entertainment industry.

National

National

Being Lonely Can Give You A Cold And Make You Sick

4 min read

One in four Australian adults are lonely, according to a landmark study, with warnings of links between loneliness and other more serious health issues including depression, anxiety and infections.

Life

Life

Admit It, You Secretly Like Getting Angry

2 min read

There's a perverse pleasure that comes from having a good old dummy spit!

Health

Health

Ever Wondered How Other People Practice Self-Care... And What It Actually Is?

1 min read

Take some time out for you -- because you're worth it.

Health

Health

What Is The Actual Difference Between Stress And Anxiety?

3 min read

In somewhat stressful news, it seems more and more of us are actually experiencing anxiety than ever before.

Views

Views

One Week In My Life With Chronic Pain

11 min read

I've had chronic pain since October of 2010. I got appendicitis after a month-long virus, and basically, I've been in pain ever since.

Health

Health

Actual Suicide Note, Now Turned Into Art Sending A Powerful Message

3 min read

It's the kind of note no one wants to read. 

Health

Health

Wearable Device Could Keep Watch On Young Aussies' Mental Health

2 min read

It's smart, simple to use and passes as a Fitbit without much of a second glance. 

Health

Health

FYI Sex Is Good For You So, Er ... Ya Know

3 min read

Hitting the sheets for a little sumthin' sumthin' comes with a whole host of health benefits.

Exclusive

Exclusive

'I Met Meghan And Harry And It Was Everything You'd Expect And More'

3 min read

EXCLUSIVE: Mental health charity founder Jazz Thornton had a royal encounter to remember forever.

Royals Down Under

Royals Down Under

Meghan Markle's Kind Act To Kiwi Schoolkids

1 min read

The sweetest thing ... literally.

Health

Health

Why Feeling Shame Is Good For Us

3 min read

It's time to be shameless about shame.