A service which uses online chat to prevent suicides is providing support to people in distress who are unwilling to use telephone counselling services.
Michelle Grattan Julia Gillard has received a boost in Labor's vote and leads Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister for the first time in nine months.
Natalie O'Brien ADVOCATES for Indonesian children jailed in Australia as adults for crewing people-smuggling boats have welcomed the decision to strip the Australian Federal Police of its role in determining the age...
Dylan Welch Defence Minister Stephen Smith, under fire over his handling of the Skype affair, has been thrown a lifeline with the leaking of a document that reveals a senior Defence official involved in the...
Jim O'Rourke A YEAR ago Gary Sillett lived through an expectant father's worst nightmare - the premature birth and subsequent death of his child.
Lenore Taylor, Phillip Coorey THE Liberal backbencher Mal Washer says he could support Labor's mining profits tax, giving the Gillard government a potentially crucial vote as it seeks to get the controversial measure through...
Natalie O'brien THE Egyptian lawyer of the former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib flew into Sydney yesterday and volunteered to give evidence at an inquiry into what Australian agencies knew about Mr Habib's...
Ellen Lutton IT WAS postponed because of the flood crisis and then eventually run during the week of cyclone Yasi, but the Lifeline Bookfest has still managed to draw the crowds.
Paul Bibby A painter from the Bathurst train manufacturing plant where a teenage apprentice was allegedly subjected to months of relentless bullying before committing suicide has spoken of being so badly...
Jane Lee Governor-General Quentin Bryce has spoken out about the high suicide rates of young gay, lesbian and gender diverse people.
Coaxing lives back from the edge and diffusing hostile situations are what police negotiators sign up for, but it can be almost impossible not to bring the job home. By Mark Whittaker.
At just 15, was Leanne Thompson driven to her death by a drug-addled man who preys upon the young and vulnerable?
Amy Corderoy More young women are being admitted to hospital for self-harm than ever before, shocking statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.
Nick Miller It's very, very warm in the room that connects Julian Assange to the real world.
Daniel Flitton Despite the recent violence and the growing tension between locals and asylum seekers, Nauru's government is committed to the cash cow that is the Pacific Solution.
Daniella Miletic One in 10 young Australian males contemplated suicide last year, a mental wellbeing study has found.
Daniella Miletic and Marc Moncrief One in 10 young Australian men contemplated suicide last year, a study into the mental wellbeing of men under 25 has revealed.
Bridie Smith Anti-cancer drugs in clinical trials for some types of leukaemia could prove effective in treating the most common type of breast cancer, according to Australian researchers.
One can only speculate as to what went through the mind of Melbourne-born Mossad agent Ben Zygier the night he took his life in Israel's most secure prison cell on December 15, 2010.
In clubs and halls across the nation, more and more spirit mediums are plying their trade in front of enthusiastic audiences. But not everyone's convinced, write Peter Munro and Jock Cheetham.