#Mental Health

Tanya Hennessy

Tanya Hennessy

Ways To Deal With Your Christmas Anxiety

3 min read

Do you hate Christmas? Not in a Grinch way… in an “I’m anxious and this is triggering” way?

Christmas

Christmas

Why 'No' Is The Most Important Word You Can Say This Christmas

5 min read

It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many, the holiday season brings with it unwarranted stress.

Health

Health

Should We Be Screening New Dads For Postnatal Depression?

4 min read

In what's been dubbed a “radical” and a “landmark move", the UK this week announced a formal mental health check for some dads. In Australia it's common place for all new mums to be screened, but are dads being overlooked?

Celebrity

Celebrity

Pete Davidson Talks Online Bullying And Suicidal Thoughts

1 min read

In a new Instagram post, Pete Davidson opened up about the emotional toll of online hate on his mental health.

National

National

Climate Change Is Destroying Our Planet And Our Mental Health

3 min read

By now most Aussies accept that climate change is impacting our country. What's less known is that it is also affecting our mental health -- and our government isn't doing enough to stop it.

National

National

On The Line 'Until The Sun Came Up': Kids Helpline Answers Its Eight Millionth Call

4 min read

In the middle of the night when he was just 17 years old, Cameron Brown made a phone call that saved his life.

National

National

The Australians Hunting The Genes Behind Bipolar Disorder

3 min read

Just like the music he composes, Alex Pettigrew’s life has already hit big high notes and some very deep lows.

Life

Life

Look Away Now. Instagram Can Tell You How Much Time You're Wasting

1 min read

Like sands through the hourglass ... sorry, you'll have to keep scrolling.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Lady Gaga Calls For Improved Mental Health Care In Powerful Speech

1 min read

Lady Gaga has opened up about her experiences with mental illness -- and called on Hollywood to provide better support and health care for members of the entertainment industry.

National

National

Being Lonely Can Give You A Cold And Make You Sick

4 min read

One in four Australian adults are lonely, according to a landmark study, with warnings of links between loneliness and other more serious health issues including depression, anxiety and infections.

Life

Life

Admit It, You Secretly Like Getting Angry

2 min read

There's a perverse pleasure that comes from having a good old dummy spit!

Health

Health

Ever Wondered How Other People Practice Self-Care... And What It Actually Is?

1 min read

Take some time out for you -- because you're worth it.

Health

Health

What Is The Actual Difference Between Stress And Anxiety?

3 min read

In somewhat stressful news, it seems more and more of us are actually experiencing anxiety than ever before.

Views

Views

One Week In My Life With Chronic Pain

11 min read

I've had chronic pain since October of 2010. I got appendicitis after a month-long virus, and basically, I've been in pain ever since.

Health

Health

Actual Suicide Note, Now Turned Into Art Sending A Powerful Message

3 min read

It's the kind of note no one wants to read. 

Health

Health

Wearable Device Could Keep Watch On Young Aussies' Mental Health

2 min read

It's smart, simple to use and passes as a Fitbit without much of a second glance. 

Health

Health

FYI Sex Is Good For You So, Er ... Ya Know

3 min read

Hitting the sheets for a little sumthin' sumthin' comes with a whole host of health benefits.

Exclusive

Exclusive

'I Met Meghan And Harry And It Was Everything You'd Expect And More'

3 min read

EXCLUSIVE: Mental health charity founder Jazz Thornton had a royal encounter to remember forever.

Royals Down Under

Royals Down Under

Meghan Markle's Kind Act To Kiwi Schoolkids

1 min read

The sweetest thing ... literally.

Health

Health

Why Feeling Shame Is Good For Us

3 min read

It's time to be shameless about shame.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Real Reason You Can't Stop Eating At Work

3 min read

Put down the chocolate and find your inspiration in life.

Health

Health

Study Finds Hot Baths Are Better Than Exercise At Treating Depression

2 min read

It's all to do with our circadian rhythms.

Health

Health

How To Overcome A Panic Attack At Your Desk

4 min read

Because sometimes the option to 'get up and leave' just isn't viable.

Life

Life

An Instagram Star Reveals How To Up Your Game On The 'Gram While Staying Sane

3 min read

Turns out switching off is just as important as switching on.

Bella Westaway

Bella Westaway

My Mental Health Story Isn't Sexy But It's Worth Reading If You Want To Win The Fight

7 min read

I’m boring because I’m so typical -- I’m basically a stereotype.

National

National

Lifeline Launches Twitter DM Chatbot To Make It Easier To Seek Help

2 min read

In the evolving Twittersphere, a new chatbot is hoping to kickstart and advance conversations around mental health. 

National

National

How Exercise Saved This Mother's Life

4 min read

For Meagan Clarke, taking up exercise was a way to lose weight, but it soon became a way of dealing with challenges life threw at her.

Politics

Politics

Nauru Doctors Slam Expulsion Amid Fears For Refugee Kids

4 min read

Refugee children on Nauru as young as nine have attempted suicide, and there are fears some will die after mental health workers were expelled from the island.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Selena Gomez Hospitalised For Mental Health Treatment

1 min read

Selena Gomez is currently receiving treatment at a mental health facility after having an "emotional breakdown".

National

National

The Difference Between Solitude And Loneliness

4 min read

It's the quiet, hidden and sometimes embarrassing health issue that is slowly gaining more attention.

Life

Life

Wills And Kate Step Out Together Looking Adorable

2 min read

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the Mental Health Summit, their first joint public engagement since Prince Louis' birth.

Health

Health

Seafood Could Be The Key To Mental Health

2 min read

Could fish be a link to coping with depression?

Health

Health

Mental Health 'The Cinderella' Of Australian Medical Care, Expert Warns

3 min read

Australia has had a mental health review every 30 months since the 1950's, but little is being done to actually update or reform the country's systems according to a leading expert in the field.

National

National

The 'Perfect Storm' Of Mistakes Students Make When Studying

3 min read

Weeks out from sitting their final exams, now is the time Year 12 students across the country may find themselves incessantly reaching for the chocolate.

Health

Health

How Switching Our Clocks Forward Affects Our Health

3 min read

Bringing your clock forward an hour to switch over to daylight saving has surprising impacts on our health -- both good and bad -- according to experts.

Health

Health

Stressed, Overworked Lawyers Are Worried About Body Image

4 min read

When Jerome Doraisamy was in his final year of law school, he went through what he calls a major breakdown at a music festival. 

Health

Health

Could A Mediterranean Diet Be The Key To Fighting Depression?

3 min read

They say you are what you eat.

National

National

New Cause Of Death Report Shows Surge In Suicide Rate

3 min read

More than 3000 Australians died by suicide in 2017, as mental health organisations beg for action on the "preventable" deaths.

National

National

Year 5 Student Attempted Suicide Over NAPLAN Test Stress, Principal Says

2 min read

A year 5 student walked out of his NAPLAN test and attempted suicide, his school principal says.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

My Friendship With A Heroin User Showed Me Just How Judgemental I Was

4 min read

On Wednesday, readers of the Herald Sun were confronted with a cover image of two men injecting heroin into their arms in the corner of a CBD parking lot.

Sandra Sully

Sandra Sully

The Incredible Story Of Ben Farinazzo Is Proof You Should Always Soldier On

5 min read

At 6’2" and 120 kilograms, Ben Farinazzo is quite clearly an imposing figure.

Health

Health

The Mute Photographer: How Her Photos Do The Talking

5 min read

El Earl says she's not autistic, she's not rude, but she grapples with a serious social anxiety which stops her from talking.

Peter Shmigel

Peter Shmigel

R U OK? Here's What To Do If Someone Says 'No'

3 min read

When it comes to promoting mental wellness, there’s a gap between social acceptance and social adeptness.

Osher Günsberg

Osher Günsberg

It's Been Nearly Five Years Since I Lost My Mind

5 min read

I had told people in the past that I'd lost my mind, but I didn't know what I was talking about.

Audrey Griffen

Audrey Griffen

My Fairy-Tale Romance With Osher And 'The Other Osher'

6 min read

Every rose has its thorny issues.

National

National

Australian Teens Missing School, Drinking To Cope With Chronic Back Pain

2 min read

A link between frequent back pain and risky behaviour suggests we need to stop dismissing teens' pain as "trivial or fleeting".

National

National

Cyberbullying Rates Have Doubled In The Past Year

2 min read

Mental health experts say a national strategy to deal with cyberbullying is well overdue.

Health

Health

Should Australia Consider Pushing Back School Start Times Like U.S?

3 min read

"If adolescents don't start getting more sleep, it's going to come back and bite them".

News

News

Mental Health Counsellors To Help Drought-Stricken Farmers

2 min read

$6.3 million to help struggling land workers.

Features

Features

We Meet The Women Coming Together For A Sister Circle

1 min read

There are 7,000 women around the world who support each other in Sister Circles

Views

Views

Is Compassion Fatigue Killing Aussie Goodwill?

3 min read

Charity begins at home, but what if you don't have one?

Health

Health

How The Brain Stops Us From Taking Revenge

2 min read

Despite what you might be thinking, your brain wants you to be civilised.

Politics

Politics

Concerns For Children On Nauru As Girl Reportedly Sets Herself Alight

2 min read

Advocacy groups and health experts are imploring politicians to confront the severe psychological disorder affecting children on Nauru.

Celebrity

Celebrity

We've Been Saying Ariana Grande's Name Wrong The Whole Time

2 min read

This changes everything.

Health

Health

Evidence On Medicinal Cannabis' Efficacy Divided

2 min read

There are still doubts about whether marijuana is effective in treating a number of health conditions.

Health

Health

I Instantly Regretted Leaping Off The Golden Gate Bridge

5 min read

Kevin Hines’ story is not defined by his suicide attempt but by what came after.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

'When Is This Going To End?': The First Responders Battling Drought

5 min read

There’s uncertainty, stress and concern for what’s ahead.

Crime

Crime

Ray Hadley Cries Over His Cop Son's Drug Arrest

1 min read

The shock jock said his son has mental health issues he wasn't aware of.

Views

Views

Here's What I Do When Life Kicks Me In The Plants

4 min read

A 29-year-old guy's journey into becoming a "plant mom".

News

News

The Game Haunting Children And Reportedly Responsible For A Suicide

2 min read

Momo is the disturbing online trend believed to be behind the suicide of a 12-year-old girl.

News

News

Tradies Take Better Care Of Their Tools Than Themselves

2 min read

Survey finds labourers aren’t looking after their health

Views

Views

7 Phrases To Avoid When Kids Are Anxious Or Worried

3 min read

Talking with kids when they are anxious can be hard work for parents.

Views

Views

What I Wish I'd Known About Chronic Pain Before I Got Sick

11 min read

When I was 24, I got a virus that knocked me off my feet for a month.

Views

Views

What It's Like To Be The Adult Child Of An Alcoholic Parent

6 min read

I wake this morning once again to grey skies and gale force winds, and groan.

World

World

Police Name Toronto Shooting Suspect

1 min read

His family say he had a long history of mental illness.

Good News

Good News

How Mates Help Military Veterans Through Mental Health Trouble

3 min read

"One of the things my dad always felt was alone. That's why this is important"

Views

Views

On Chester Bennington, Who May Have Saved My Life

5 min read

"Chester's death was the turning point for change in my life. While I still have, bad days, bad weeks, I now have strategies in place to help me cope with the bad times. I no longer worry that I won't be able to come back."

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Culture Of Resilience Sees Farmers Suffering In Silence

5 min read

"You have to keep it to yourself, because the greater population out there has no idea. They just don’t understand."

National

National

#YouCanTalk Campaign Launches To End Suicide Silence

3 min read

2866 people in Australia died by suicide in 2016.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

The Haunting Poem That Is The Silent Face Of Drought

5 min read

'I have to say I’m sorry to my little boy, I know that this is not the answer, but at the moment it’s all I can employ.'

Crime

Crime

Accused Sought Help At Hospital Hours Before Alleged Killings

2 min read

Teancum Vernon Petersen-Crofts is accused to murdering his mother, brother and sister.

News

News

Take The Free 'Happiness' Test Developed By A Yale Professor

1 min read

How happy are you really?

Life

Life

Lingerie Model Speaks Out After Her Scars Spark Online Debate

3 min read

"I don’t want to glamourise self harm."

Updated

Updated

Father Identified In Planned Murder Suicide Of Two Teenagers

2 min read

'Nothing can prepare you to walk into a home and see two children in that state.'

Health

Health

Get Your Winter Blues Under Control

3 min read

If you find yourself feeling a little sad when the weather gets colder, there are some tips that can help boost your mood.

Health

Health

The Crisis In Rural Mental Health

2 min read

"You’re not going to seek help if you don’t think you have one."

Entertainment

Entertainment

Love Island Star’s Chilling Final Interview Before Death

3 min read

"The harsh reality is, it can end up with that person taking their own life. And as you’ve seen in the media, that is what happens. Can you imagine being responsible for that?”

National

National

The ‘Little Guy’ Lawyer Taking On Sniffer Dogs, Mental Health And Refugees

3 min read

"Justice is blind. I mean she's not deaf, but she's blind."

Celebrity

Celebrity

Lady Gaga Got Real On Her Struggle With Mental Illness

2 min read

"Secrets keep you sick."

Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie

Why I Have To Switch Off To Stories On Suicide

3 min read

The media won't protect our fragile minds, so we must protect ourselves.

Health

Health

What Is ASMR And Why Are People Confusing It With A Fetish?

3 min read

We have no idea what’s going on but we can’t stop watching.

Movies

Movies

Watch First Trailer For Intimate Robin Williams Documentary

1 min read

"You're only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you're nothing."

TV

TV

Netflix Announces Third Season Of Controversial 13 Reasons Why

2 min read

"I'm happy BUT this is not necessary."

Celebrity

Celebrity

Riverdale’s Camila Mendes Opens Up About Eating Disorder

2 min read

And now she hopes to share her message of body positivity.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Celebrities And Fans React To Kate Spade's Death

1 min read

"Her products were so filled with joy, colour and excitement – I really hope she knew how much love she brought to her customers."

Celebrity

Celebrity

Aussie Rocker Opens Up About Suicide Attempt

2 min read

"My friends saved my life, and they continue to do so every day."

Views

Views

Aussie Kids Are Increasingly Anxious. Here's Why.

3 min read

The cause could be closer to home than you might think.

Music

Music

Paramore’s Hayley Williams Talks Mental Health Struggle

2 min read

"I didn't eat, I didn't sleep, I didn't laugh for a long time."

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Why Mental Health Should Be A Dinner-Table Conversation

4 min read

Or better still -- an anytime conversation.

Music

Music

James Blake Is Sick Of Being Called A 'Sad Boy'

2 min read

The singer has called the label "unhealthy and problematic".

Life

Life

Jared Is 12 Years Old. Two Years Ago He Tried To Take His Own Life

4 min read

This is what he wants other kids to know.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

How To Slay Your Inner Drama Queen

3 min read

Life doesn’t have to be so hard.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

How To Talk To Anyone About Mental Health

4 min read

Speaking openly can play an important role in someone’s recovery.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Welcome Baby Number Two

1 min read

It's a boy!!

Inspiration

Inspiration

The Amazing Michael Crossland Gave Me The Reality Check I Urgently Needed

7 min read

And nothing will ever be the same again.

Views

Views

Domestic Violence Is a National Crisis Leaving Children Without a Voice

5 min read

Not every act of domestic violence will end in injury or death, but every act of domestic violence will have a traumatic impact on the children who bear witness to it.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Could You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

2 min read

How to spot it and treat it too