We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Alongside starvation, the Australian government is condemning refugees to psychiatric horror by removing access to mental health medication.
Prisoners are not receiving adequate mental health care, with sometimes fatal consequences.
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.
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.
A film about a high-flying ego brought down by delusions of omnipotence? No wonder Birdman has Latham feeling anxious.
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.
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.
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.
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.