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#Mental Health

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Real Reason You Can't Stop Eating At Work

3 min read

Put down the chocolate and find your inspiration in life.

Health

Health

Study Finds Hot Baths Are Better Than Exercise At Treating Depression

2 min read

It's all to do with our circadian rhythms.

Health

Health

How To Overcome A Panic Attack At Your Desk

4 min read

Because sometimes the option to 'get up and leave' just isn't viable.

Life

Life

An Instagram Star Reveals How To Up Your Game On The 'Gram While Staying Sane

3 min read

Turns out switching off is just as important as switching on.

Bella Westaway

Bella Westaway

My Mental Health Story Isn't Sexy But It's Worth Reading If You Want To Win The Fight

7 min read

I’m boring because I’m so typical -- I’m basically a stereotype.

National

National

Lifeline Launches Twitter DM Chatbot To Make It Easier To Seek Help

2 min read

In the evolving Twittersphere, a new chatbot is hoping to kickstart and advance conversations around mental health. 

National

National

How Exercise Saved This Mother's Life

4 min read

For Meagan Clarke, taking up exercise was a way to lose weight, but it soon became a way of dealing with challenges life threw at her.

Politics

Politics

Nauru Doctors Slam Expulsion Amid Fears For Refugee Kids

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Refugee children on Nauru as young as nine have attempted suicide, and there are fears some will die after mental health workers were expelled from the island.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Selena Gomez Hospitalised For Mental Health Treatment

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Selena Gomez is currently receiving treatment at a mental health facility after having an "emotional breakdown".

National

National

The Difference Between Solitude And Loneliness

4 min read

It's the quiet, hidden and sometimes embarrassing health issue that is slowly gaining more attention.

Life

Life

Wills And Kate Step Out Together Looking Adorable

2 min read

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the Mental Health Summit, their first joint public engagement since Prince Louis' birth.

Health

Health

Seafood Could Be The Key To Mental Health

2 min read

Could fish be a link to coping with depression?

Health

Health

Mental Health 'The Cinderella' Of Australian Medical Care, Expert Warns

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Australia has had a mental health review every 30 months since the 1950's, but little is being done to actually update or reform the country's systems according to a leading expert in the field.

National

National

The 'Perfect Storm' Of Mistakes Students Make When Studying

3 min read

Weeks out from sitting their final exams, now is the time Year 12 students across the country may find themselves incessantly reaching for the chocolate.

Health

Health

How Switching Our Clocks Forward Affects Our Health

3 min read

Bringing your clock forward an hour to switch over to daylight saving has surprising impacts on our health -- both good and bad -- according to experts.

Health

Health

Stressed, Overworked Lawyers Are Worried About Body Image

4 min read

When Jerome Doraisamy was in his final year of law school, he went through what he calls a major breakdown at a music festival. 

Health

Health

Could A Mediterranean Diet Be The Key To Fighting Depression?

3 min read

They say you are what you eat.

National

National

New Cause Of Death Report Shows Surge In Suicide Rate

3 min read

More than 3000 Australians died by suicide in 2017, as mental health organisations beg for action on the "preventable" deaths.

National

National

Year 5 Student Attempted Suicide Over NAPLAN Test Stress, Principal Says

2 min read

A year 5 student walked out of his NAPLAN test and attempted suicide, his school principal says.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

My Friendship With A Heroin User Showed Me Just How Judgemental I Was

4 min read

On Wednesday, readers of the Herald Sun were confronted with a cover image of two men injecting heroin into their arms in the corner of a CBD parking lot.

Sandra Sully

Sandra Sully

The Incredible Story Of Ben Farinazzo Is Proof You Should Always Soldier On

5 min read

At 6’2" and 120 kilograms, Ben Farinazzo is quite clearly an imposing figure.

Health

Health

The Mute Photographer: How Her Photos Do The Talking

5 min read

El Earl says she's not autistic, she's not rude, but she grapples with a serious social anxiety which stops her from talking.

Peter Shmigel

Peter Shmigel

R U OK? Here's What To Do If Someone Says 'No'

3 min read

When it comes to promoting mental wellness, there’s a gap between social acceptance and social adeptness.

Osher Günsberg

Osher Günsberg

It's Been Nearly Five Years Since I Lost My Mind

5 min read

I had told people in the past that I'd lost my mind, but I didn't know what I was talking about.

Audrey Griffen

Audrey Griffen

My Fairy-Tale Romance With Osher And 'The Other Osher'

6 min read

Every rose has its thorny issues.

National

National

Australian Teens Missing School, Drinking To Cope With Chronic Back Pain

2 min read

A link between frequent back pain and risky behaviour suggests we need to stop dismissing teens' pain as "trivial or fleeting".

National

National

Cyberbullying Rates Have Doubled In The Past Year

2 min read

Mental health experts say a national strategy to deal with cyberbullying is well overdue.

Health

Health

Should Australia Consider Pushing Back School Start Times Like U.S?

3 min read

"If adolescents don't start getting more sleep, it's going to come back and bite them".

News

News

Mental Health Counsellors To Help Drought-Stricken Farmers

2 min read

$6.3 million to help struggling land workers.

Features

Features

We Meet The Women Coming Together For A Sister Circle

1 min read

There are 7,000 women around the world who support each other in Sister Circles

Views

Views

Is Compassion Fatigue Killing Aussie Goodwill?

3 min read

Charity begins at home, but what if you don't have one?

Health

Health

How The Brain Stops Us From Taking Revenge

2 min read

Despite what you might be thinking, your brain wants you to be civilised.

Politics

Politics

Concerns For Children On Nauru As Girl Reportedly Sets Herself Alight

2 min read

Advocacy groups and health experts are imploring politicians to confront the severe psychological disorder affecting children on Nauru.