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Health

Loneliness Is A Social Cancer, Every Bit As Alarming As Cancer Itself

6 min read

The ABC’s Australia Talks project aims to stimulate a conversation on a broad sweep of topics — from job security and sexual habits to national pride and personal finances.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Aaron Carter Hospitalised Amid Mental Health Struggles

2 min read

Aaron Carter has been treated in a hospital in Florida following his public struggle with mental health issues.

News

News

Health Dominates This Year's Product Of The Year Awards

4 min read

It's the world's largest consumer-voted award and Australians have weighed in to determine their 35 favourite products across a range of categories including beauty, health, cleaning and confectionery.

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

Bosses Need To Hire More People With A History Of Mental Illness

7 min read

Would you employ a person with a mental illness?

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Journalist Diagnosed With Breast Cancer While Live Streaming Mammogram

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Sport

Sport

Glenn Maxwell Withdraws From Australian Team Following Mental Health Battle

1 min read

Glenn Maxwell will take a break from cricket to deal with mental health issues.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Young Girl Awarded $250K After Being Injured On Steep Slide

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Health

Health

Parents Are Struggling To Care For Their Own Health, But My HusbandAnd I Have A Rule

4 min read

Exercise before family time? Parents' health should be a non-negotiable.

Bella Westaway

Bella Westaway

Young Women Are Anxious, Depressed And Lonely. I Was One Of Them.

7 min read

About three years ago, I was diagnosed with severe depression.

Politics

Politics

Conversion 'Therapy' Survivors Speak Of Cruel Tactics

8 min read

Chris Csabs once prayed for cancer or to be in a car crash because he thought it was better to be dead than gay after his church taught him that homosexuals went to hell.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

'I Didn't Know He Was Struggling Until His Death': Why The Tradie Suicide Rate Is So High

5 min read

Australian men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives and last year, 2,320 of them did.

Polly Dunning

Polly Dunning

If The Royals Are 'Not Really Okay', Maybe It's Our Fault

5 min read

I have a confession to make: I am a Royal family fan.

Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Why Dads Should Never Let Their Kids Win

5 min read

New research shows that fathers who encourage their children to be socially assertive and to step outside of their comfort zone may help their children avoid social anxiety in young adulthood.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Are You Okay? Nobody Knew What To Do When I Said 'No'

6 min read

"It’s okay to not be okay."

National

National

Instagram Strips Aussie 'Naked Farmer' Account With No Warning

3 min read

Instagram has apologised for an ‘error’ which saw a viral page that features photos of naked Australian farmers shut down for more than a week, with no answers as to why.

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

I Used To Think The Royals Were Useless But Prince Harry Changed My Mind

5 min read

I resent Prince Harry. He made me like the Royals.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'Many Dark Times': Ruby Rose Opens Up About Battle With Depression

1 min read

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, Ruby Rose has opened up about her own struggles with depression.

News

News

Perth FIFO Worker Alleges He Was Fired After Breaking Down Following Colleague's Suicide

3 min read

A Perth fly-in-fly-out worker who broke down after his colleague's suicide, claims he was sacked by his employer because they didn’t want to deal with his deteriorating mental health.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Stripper Found Guilty Of Glassing Aussie Actor

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

World

World

WATCH: Royal Fab Four 'Break The UK Health Service Website' With New Ad

2 min read

The Royal Family's 'Fab Four' have joined forces in a television-first, lending their voices to a UK mental health campaign.

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

Focusing On Joker's Violence Undermines A Powerful Portrait Of Mental Illness

6 min read

I was shell-shocked as the end credits rolled on 'Joker'.

Charles O'Grady

Charles O'Grady

Here’s What’s Missing From The Moral Panic Over Trans Kids

5 min read

An unpublished law reform submission by the Australian Psychological Society has caused no small amount of moral panic in conservative media this week.

World

World

Man Diagnosed With Psychotic Disorder Induced By Brexit Chaos

3 min read

Just three weeks after the Brexit vote in June 2016, a man was rushed to hospital in an acute psychotic state.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

The Cruel Humiliation Of Opioid Addiction Recovery

15 min read

Sophie* is standing in line at her local pharmacy.

Rachel Worsley

Rachel Worsley

My Autism And ADHD Used To Be Debilitating. Now They're My Superpower.

4 min read

In just 12 months, Greta Thunberg has inspired millions to strike for climate change.

National

National

Why Small Business Owners Struggle With Mental Health And How To Help Their Staff

4 min read

Hundreds of small business owners are struggling to face mental health issues with staff, new research shows, as they deal with their own pressures of being the 'jack of all trades'. 

Health

Health

When I Saw Someone's Dead Grandfather, I Knew It Was Time To Hit Delete

4 min read

Once upon a time, technology made our lives better and more convenient.

National

National

A Visit To The GP Is Costing More Each Year For Those With Anxiety and Depression

4 min read

Aussies are visiting their GP for mental health issues more than any other physical illness, and they're being disadvantaged by lower Medicare rebates. 

Life

Life

'Gossipy And Drama-Filled': Helena Kept A Diary While Inside 'The Bachelor' Mansion

2 min read

As a health and wellness coach, Helena had a lot of tools she used while in the mansion to look after herself.

Health

Health

'It's Crazy': Why The Bachelor's Helena Has Shut Down Instagram Comments On These Photos

1 min read

Helena went home on Wednesday night after her and Matt were unable to recover from her tumultuous hometown visit.

National

National

Powerful Anti-Bullying Video Released In Honour Of Dolly Everett

3 min read

It has been more than 18 months since Dolly Everett died by suicide after she was relentlessly bullied by her peers. Now, a powerful video hopes to amplify her voice. 

National

National

Danny Frawley's Mental Health 'Deteriorated' Before Death

2 min read

Anita Frawley, wife of AFL champion Danny Frawley, has released an emotional statement about the mental health battles her husband faced.

Sport

Sport

Danny Frawley's Death 'A Failure' Of Mental Health Response, Jeff Kennett Says

4 min read

Jeff Kennett has spoken of his "profound sadness" at the death of friend Danny Frawley, saying it was "a failure of many of us" and calling on more resources and conversations around mental health.

Health

Health

Supplements A Viable Treatment For Depression: Study

2 min read

Researchers have weighed up the evidence when it comes to which nutrient supplements are effective in the treatment of mental health disorders.

National

National

Climate Change Making Parents Feel Guilty For Having Kids

6 min read

Parents are developing distress, anxiety and depression as they worry about their kids being affected by climate change, with some people simply choosing not to bring children into an uncertain world.

World

World

Stress During Pregnancy Increases Risk Of Children With Personality Disorders

1 min read

Women who experience stress in pregnancy could be more likely to have children with personality disorders, research suggests.

Health

Health

Study: Depression Causing Physical Illness, Not The Other Way Round

3 min read

New Australian research has found depression causes up to 20 distinct diseases, including heart disease and high cholesterol -- findings that reverse common perceptions around physical and mental illness. 

Health

Health

'I Felt Broken': Actor Lincoln Lewis' Body Transformation Following Mental Health Battle

2 min read

The former Home And Away actor has opened up going "in a spiral" for a year after his identity was used in a catfishing case.

National

National

Australia No Longer A Fun Place To Live, Says Sad New Survey

4 min read

Some three-quarters of Aussies feel guilty when they're enjoying themselves, according to a new survey which says Australia simply isn't a fun country.

Health

Health

'Woeful' University Mental Health Services Slammed After Student's Death

7 min read

Students at Melbourne's RMIT have called out "under-equipped" support services, claiming weeks-long delays in getting an appointment and a lack of support.

Life

Life

Mel Grieg Opens Up About Scary Thoughts Following Tragic Radio Prank

1 min read

Content warning: This article features mentions of suicide.

National

National

Why Linking Mental Illness With Violence Is ‘Fundamentally Wrong’

5 min read

Drawing "baseless" links between mental illness and violence can have damaging impacts on the millions of Australians living with complex disorders, experts have warned. 

Updated

Updated

What We Know About The Accused Sydney Stabber

4 min read

More details have emerged about the man who allegedly killed one woman and later stabbed another during an alleged rampage in Sydney's CBD.

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

Why I Can’t Bear To Watch Robin Williams Movies

5 min read

I take no joy in admitting this.

Kate Doak

Kate Doak

Cricket Australia Just Made It Okay For People Like Me To Play Sport

4 min read

There's one sporting memory that I'll always cherish.

Sam Frost

Sam Frost

'How My Partner Helped Me Battle The Trauma From An Abusive Relationship'

3 min read

Supporting a loved one through mental illness can be extremely challenging.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

How My Extreme Fruit Diet Almost Destroyed My Life

5 min read

I came across the fruitarian lifestyle about eight months ago.

World

World

Saoirse Kennedy Hill's Uncle Honours Her Commitment To Mental Health Awareness

1 min read

Patrick J. Kennedy took to Twitter on Friday to honour the memory of his niece, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, by championing her commitment to mental health awareness.

News

News

Why It's 'Unsurprising' That Many Millennials Admit They Have 'Zero Friends'

3 min read

New research has revealed millennials are feeling lonely much more often than their gen X and baby boomer counterparts -- and many even admit to having no friends.

The Project

The Project

Heartbreaking, Must-Watch 'Project' Story That Had Peter Helliar In Tears

2 min read

During 'The Project' on Tuesday, Peter Helliar broke down while speaking about the death of his friend Richard Marsland.

News

News

The Most Haunting Stories Of The Mental Health Royal Commission

3 min read

Multiple suicide attempts, ants crawling inside skulls, basic GP failures -- just some of the harrowing stories told at Victoria's groundbreaking royal commission into the mental health system.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

If You're Struggling With Mental Health, I Am With You In The Dark

5 min read

Towards the end of last year I suffered a minor mental health breakdown.

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.