Headspace is ‘easy for politicians’, but failing Australia’s youth, experts say

Both the Coalition and Labor pledge to throw millions more at youth mental health service Headspace, but former clients, social workers and mental health policy experts say the model only helps young people in the "Goldilocks zone".

‘The towns are fish bowls’: Mental health stigma leads to #PillShaming in regional Australia

Regional Australians are feeling 'pill shamed' and are avoiding treatment due to the stigma around mental health medication and a lack of confidentiality in small-town pharmacies.

ADHD prescriptions are up, but it doesn’t mean we’re overmedicating

Despite a diagnosis of ADHD in kids meaning a higher risk of academic failure, substance abuse issues and imprisonment, many feel medication is overprescribed. A lack of other options and the drugs' proven effectiveness suggest the concerns are unfounded, write Daryl Efron and Harriet Hiscock.