mental health

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People who contract COVID, and their contacts, have successfully self-isolated at home since the pandemic began.

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In a survey of over 200 judges in NSW, a quarter said they received threats on their lives and nearly a third reported experiencing trauma from the daily exposure to violent crimes.

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From the things you choose to focus on, to the support you seek from others, to the way you look after your physical health — these coping strategies could help you through Melbourne's latest lockdown.

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Research from a unique natural experiment shows how strict ideas about masculinity can emerge when men vastly outnumber women.

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The media often reflects personal and professional biases and community misunderstandings about trauma.

Young man sitting on a lounge with head in hands looking unhappy

Financial hardships in particular are likely to lead to ongoing mental health problems, even as the pandemic subsides. 

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Here's what the research tells us about what wears us out, what renews us, and how to feel more refreshed in 2021.

Port Arthur memorial

A film about the shootings is likely to be very distressing for people directly impacted by the massacre, particularly those who still have PTSD or strong grief responses.

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Hoarding is a recognised mental health condition and should be treated as such – without the stigma associated with high-profile cases seen in the media, a UNSW clinical psychologist says.

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A special event for UNSW’s mental health month will explore the links between diet and mental health.

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