Thirteen-year-old Eden has been taking antidepressants for almost half his life — and he's not alone. The number of Australian children and teenagers on antidepressants has risen by almost 60 per cent in the past five years.
Think a pet can help improve your mental health? Many dogs absorb the emotions of their owners and that means their anxiety too, writes Bronwyn Orr.
If you think you might be suffering burnout, it's worth asking yourself these four questions, as the World Health Organisation reclassifies burnout as an "occupational phenomenon".
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".
One of Australia's flagship mental health programs is failing people with complex mental illness, researchers say.
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.
Cricketer Moises Henriques appeared to have the perfect life, and he knew how good he had. But it made the anxiety and barrage of negative thoughts he was suffering all the more distressing.
Practising mindfulness can improve your physical health, says psychiatry professor Dan Siegel — but others warn the science is not conclusive.
The Federal Government will increase funding to youth mental health service provider Headspace by about 50 per cent next financial year, which Prime Minister Scott Morrison says will make a big difference in young people's lives.