All in the Mind
Depression and #ReasonsToStayAlive10/10/15
At the age of 24, acclaimed novelist Matt Haig’s world suddenly fell apart—he could no longer see a reason to live. Haig’s memoir is an honest and inspiring account of how he emerged from severe depression and anxiety,and learned to live again.
You've gotta laugh!
Living with mental illness is no laughing matter but when stand-up comedians draw on their own personal experience for their material it can be therapeutically powerful and hilarious.
Dementia—hopes and imaginings
Dementia affects around 350,000 Australians. Whilst there’s still no cure, a better insight into the experience of dementia can help to improve the care and quality of life for those affected.
The economics of behaviour
We know that human beings misbehave—we’re irrational, indecisive and passionate—yet conventional economics assumes that we will always behave logically. However behavioural economics knows us better, and combines recent discoveries in psychology with...
Contemporary psychoanalysis: a treatment for our times?
Combined with knowledge from modern neuroscience and applied to the treatment of trauma and serious mental disorders, could psychoanalysis be a treatment for our times
Everyone is watching
Imagine being convinced that you are the star of the most popular reality TV show on the planet—Peter Weir’s 1998 film The Truman Show may spring to mind. For some people with what’s known as the Truman Show Delusion, the concept of this film is...
The distracted mind
How does our brain function in the age of information overload?
The addicted mind
The addicted mind is complex, and we know from past history that there’s no easy fix.
The second brain
Leading edge science is discovering that our brain and mental health is dictated by what goes on in the gut.
Depression treatment – the way forward
A look at a new era of personalised depression treatment combining knowledge from neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology.
Horses and healing
Potential mutual benefits of equine assisted therapy.
Ray of Light
A media project called 'Ray of Light' connects young people who have suffered from different triggers of depression and survived suicide attempts, and moved on through treatment and recovery.
Children and their emotions
Are children are more anxious these days? There’s no way to be really sure, but according to some researchers anxiety is one of the more common mental health problems that kids are facing.
Love, rock 'n' roll, and the 'S' word
Jeremy Oxley fronted the Australia 80s cult rock ‘n' roll band Sunnyboys until his erratic behaviour led to its demise. After years of battling with schizophrenia he met his love, Mary Griffiths, who saved him from a life of destruction
Indigenous hope and recovery
In this NAIDOC Week 2015, we pay a visit to The Glen—a male-specific drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre on the Central Coast of N.S.W. run by the Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation.
Obsessions and compulsions
Most people have strange, intrusive thoughts. They can be embarrassing or completely irrational, so we don’t often talk about them. But for some these thoughts are impossible to stop, and can lead to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Girls and autism
Most people tend to think of autism as a male disorder, the character in the film Rain Man often comes to mind. But emerging research shows that girls often have different symptoms which cause them to slip through the net.
There is a fundamental asymmetry between human beings' negative and positive emotions. For good evolutionary biological reasons our negative emotions are stronger, yet we experience positivity more often.
The mental disorder defence
Mental disorder as a defence in the court of law
Depression and #ReasonsToStayAlive
At 24, acclaimed novelist Matt Haig’s world suddenly fell apart—he could no longer see a reason to live. Haig’s memoir is an honest and inspiring account of how he emerged from severe depression and anxiety,and learned to live again.
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