If you suffer from mild depression, saffron may be able to help

The world’s most expensive spice, saffron, is proving its worth, well beyond the kitchen. A few years back, scientists discovered that saffron was a promising natural antidepressant option for adults with mild depression. Now, Murdoch University researchers [...]

Phone Addiction Is Real — And So Are Its Mental Health Risks

A lot of us must be wondering if we’re hooked on our tech: Searches for “phone addiction” have risen steadily in the past five years, according to Google Trends, and “social media addiction” trails it closely. [...]

Too many Australians living in nursing homes take their own lives

Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents took their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows. Published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the study is the first to examine the number and patterns [...]

Mental health risks to girls who spend more than an hour a day on social media – new study

For tweens and early teens, the rise in time spent on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram and other social media is really quite dramatic. Culture minister Matt Hancock recently suggested the government could impose limits on the amount [...]

Expert advice to help stressed-out kids and their parents

If you have an anxious child, it’s important to acknowledge that anxiety at a clinical level is a cause of genuine distress to the child and their worries and fears are real. Here are some ways [...]

Expert tips on how to support your partner through stressful times

We all need some support from time to time, especially from our partners. However, it can be difficult to know what is the right thing to say or do to help, and sometimes you may even [...]

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

  The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to managing a mental health diagnosis. But a therapist isn’t [...]

Early intervention is key to support students with anxiety about starting university

Roughly one in five students drop out of university in Australia in their first year. Students with prior emotional difficulties, who are doing their degrees part-time, mature age at entry, or from a lower socioeconomic status [...]

What Is A Nervous Breakdown – And Could You Be At Risk?

Britney Spears infamously experienced one back in 2007, along with a slew of other celebrities including Amanda Bynes, Mariah Carey, Demi Lovato and Winona Ryder. But what exactly is a nervous breakdown, and how do you [...]

Past mental health issues a risk for dads

New research has found dads-to-be with a history of persistent mental health issues are at a significant greater risk of developing antenatal depression. Men with a history of persistent mental health problems during adolescence and early [...]