The world is facing a global health emergency as the rates of mental illness and suicide increase, one of the world’s foremost mental health experts, Dr Tom Insel, has told a packed audience at UNSW’s Wallace Wurth lecture.
Potential negative interactions on social media are not a reason to turn off our computers and phones. Instead, we should be working to harness the internet's power to support, treat and save lives, writes Bridianne O'Dea.
Melancholia needs to be recognised as a distinct psychiatric condition – not simply as a more severe expression of depression – if clinical and community awareness is to be improved, writes Gordon Parker.
UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute are using digital technologies to target groups most at risk of mental illiness, including young people and those living in regional, rural and remote areas.