Just 40 per cent of mental health patients at Canberra's emergency departments were treated within a clinically recommended timeframe in 2017-18.
- by Daniella White
'I was completely unprepared for what happened next. The pictures came pouring in.'
- by Jill Stark
Like many people, Shaun Mhonde feels awkward and uneasy when talking to people he has just met. Is his conversation dull? Is the other person bored? Oh god, why did I say that?
- by Liam Mannix and Katharine Haynes
Queensland's medical organisations are opposed to changes to the state's mandatory reporting laws which they say will stop professionals seeking treatment.
- by Stuart Layt
Advocates’ hopes of legalising magic-mushroom therapy for mental illness have received a significant boost after a wealthy couple agreed to throw their substantial resources behind the campaign.
- by Liam Mannix and Chloe Booker
Australia remains extremely dependent on traditional health professions for mental health care.
- by Dr Sebastian Rosenberg
Australians would be able to access up to 10 Medicare-funded sessions with a psychologist without being diagnosed with a mental disorder, under sweeping changes recommended by the federal government's Medicare Benefits Schedule review.
- by Dana McCauley
We’re still teaching children to deny their feelings and pursue happiness as the holy grail.
- by Jill Stark
Bankstown Hospital faces losing accreditation to train future surgeons as after a junior doctor was worked to breaking point.
- by Kate Aubusson
New research looking at nearly 46,000 people found that a healthier diet can significantly improve symptoms of depression.
- by Sarah Berry