November 16, 2017 6
Alongside starvation, the Australian government is condemning refugees to psychiatric horror by removing access to mental health medication.
May 31, 2017 1
Prisoners are not receiving adequate mental health care, with sometimes fatal consequences.
April 21, 2016 44
If you don't have a mental illness, you don't need more "awareness" of a condition you don't have.
April 23, 2015 10
The greatest hurdle to treatment for mental illness is, in most cases, the lack of it. And feel-good "RUOK" campaigns are not going to fix the problem.
April 2, 2015 30
Mia Freedman's original confessional on her anxiety, coupled with her supporters' follow-up commentary, display a profound lack of understanding of the historical and social causes of depression and anxiety.
March 10, 2015 17
A film about a high-flying ego brought down by delusions of omnipotence? No wonder Birdman has Latham feeling anxious.
March 10, 2015
Mark Latham has declared mental illness to be a largely imagined problem of the bored middle class. He is right that some socioeconomic groups are more likely to be affected, but the finer details escape him.
October 14, 2014
The ABC's Mental As campaign made some celebrities feel very nice about themselves, but there was not a whisper about the inadequate healthcare to treat mental illness.
March 27, 2014 30
Some Australians still think depression is not a disease. But who cares? Instead of trying to change their minds, let's change our policy and funding, and provide some proper treatment.
May 23, 2013 7
Mental illness has surpassed back pain as the most common cause of disability. But as psychiatrist and writer Tanveer Ahmed writes, it's not as easy to diagnose as the DSM might have you believe.
May 23, 2013
On any given day, a person with serious mental illness is twice as likely to die. A national meeting tomorrow will be the first of its kind -- and all eyes will be watching how the money is doled out, writes Mark Ragg.
November 24, 2011 2
People are living in the community with a chronic mental illness, but are not necessarily being hospitalised, writes Sandy Jeffs, a Melbourne author and SANE Australia speaker
August 22, 2011
Receiving quality mental health care at the right time is uncommon. Mental health can be both an economic and moral issue, and exciting technological possibilities exist with which it can be combated, writes Jane Burns.
February 8, 2011 29
Cannabis use accelerates the onset of psychotic illnesses, according to a new study. Meta-analysis of data collected over 30 years, from over 20,000 patients, concludes the "age at onset of psychosis for cannabis users was 2.7 years younger than for nonusers".
December 9, 2010
Incidents of mental illness in our prison system are disproportionately high -- particularly among female inmates. In part two of a special report into the NSW female prison population, Inga Ting examines how they find themselves behind bars and why they are disadvantaged while they are there...
December 8, 2010
Incidents of mental illness in our prison system are disproportionately high -- particularly among female inmates. In part one of a special report into the NSW female prison population, Inga Ting examines how they find themselves behind bars and why they are disadvantaged while they are there.
September 24, 2010
Dilbert founder Scott Adams explains why leaders around the world are "undeniably bat-spit crazy". Basically every country who is an enemy is crazy. And every country -- apart from Switzerland -- has enemies, so all leaders must be crazy. Geddit?
February 16, 2010
We need a new civil rights movement, writes chairman of the Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver, and this time its to crush the rampant prejudices held against people with mental illness. 'Retard' shouldn't be a hilarious insult for your friends.
January 16, 2010
High school science classes taught you that the left and right handed sides of the brain are very different, but in reality they are far more entwined and reliant on each other. So what happens when you add mental illness or brain injury to one hemisphere?
December 30, 2009
If China wants to be regarded as a civilised and important nation than it shouldn't execute foreign citizens who are suffering mental illness, like it did with Akmal Shaikh, writes George Pitcher.