The frustration that accompanies being friends with someone with mental illness has nothing to do with the friend herself. I am frustrated that her medications don't work, the doctors can't seem to help her, and neither can I.
I've had chronic pain in the pit of my stomach for about two and a half years. I move around sluggishly, the color drained from my face, always distracted by what's going on in my bowels.
The planned merger of emergency and non-urgent telephone hotlines may see people at high-risk of suicide face more barriers to finding help, and cut jobs in the process.
I used to think people with anxiety could talk themselves out of it. Now I know better.
The one thought that completely invades my brain when I'm awake (and even, at times, in my sleep) is: "Will I vomit today?"
Australia's correctional system is all too frequently the first place of treatment for indigenous people with mental issues.
One in five of us will experience depression in our lifetime. Here are some tips on how to help someone who is unwell.
The stigmatizing of mental illness continues to discourage people from seeking help or speaking openly about their experiences.
"The internet is the biggest source of misinformation about mental health that has ever been created," says Dr. Robert Epstein, mental health expert and former Psychology Today editor-in-chief.
I've tried to come off Prozac in the past but felt awful when I did. Does that make me an addict? I've given up worrying—as a depressive, life is livable on them. That's all that matters.
Over 250,000 new mothers experience perinatal mental illness each year in Britain. So why did I find it so hard to get help?
"Depression" was a just a word to me before, like "sandals" or "matinée." Now, I get a pang in my chest whenever I hear it.
There's little concrete evidence to suggest there is any relationship between depression and hook-ups, but that doesn't stop foreboding headlines and biased studies from trying to tell us otherwise.
Will Russell was depressed, homeless, and down on his luck until he came up with the idea to start a festival for The Big Lebowski fans. Since this, his life has been on the upswing.
It's hard to be depressed yourself when you're confronted with the most depressing stuff imaginable.
Millions of us take drugs. But for those who aren't feeling great about themselves, the need for escapism can be stronger. Unfortunately, this chemical sanctuary can worsen people's mental health.
Is the appearance of mental illness in young people a matter of environment or biology?
More people below the age of 35 die from suicide in the UK than any other reason. This is what it's like to reach a point where death seems like the only rational option, but also how the experience can be a catalyst for recovery.
My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But thanks to the right treatments and techniques, I've discovered how to live my life.
It's time people took the mental repercussions of periods seriously.
A national bed shortage means people are being shunted all over the country for hospital care. Kids are waiting more than two years for treatment and being admitted to adult psychiatric wards. What's happening?
"We recently had an elderly woman in here selling her used mattress protector because she'd spent all her money on pokies."
According to experts, it's more complicated than that.
With limited resources, donors and relief agencies often bypass funding psychological counseling for more obvious essentials like food and shelter. But it could be a key component in the lasting recovery for the world's refugees.