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mental illness


Harbour, Pullman explore mental illness with humour in new London play

June 25, 2022 12:38 am

The 47-year-old actor, who recently told Britain's Big Issue magazine he was institutionalised and diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 26, said his conversations with the U.S. playwright helped shape the script

How the insanity defence has evolved over the years

May 28, 2022 2:00 pm

After an intellectually disabled man was executed in Singapore, a debate was reignited over the controversial insanity defence. Although popularised in television shows and movies, the insanity defence is rarely used and ever more rarely successful. This is largely due to a lack of a legal consensus on how to define the term and the difficulty of justifying that a crime was committed due to the illness in and of itself

Army whistleblower’s lonely death highlights toll of mental illness

November 25, 2021 11:12 am

The short life and needless death of Fishback underscore the costs of two decades of war far beyond the battlefields and the overall strain on the nation’s mental health system.

SAG Awards 2021: Mark Ruffalo says there should be no 'shame' around mental illness

April 05, 2021 12:58 pm

Mark Ruffalo used his win at SAG Awards 2021 to speak about mental illness

Mental integration: How Aussie cricketers are seeking help for mental health issues

November 19, 2020 1:00 pm

Kane Richardson’s isn't the first case of Australian cricketers choosing to sit out due to non-cricketing reasons. Of late, numerous players have asked for sabbaticals and Cricket Australia has been sensitive.

One in 5 COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days, says study

November 11, 2020 4:33 pm

Anxiety, depression and insomnia were most common among recovered COVID-19 patients in the study who developed mental health problems.

Small steps you can take to deal with anxiety in a better way

January 15, 2020 11:50 am

While there is little you can do to wish a panic attack away when it hits you, there are some steps you can take to deal with it in a better way.

#MeToo campaigner Sandhya Menon on the challenges of being a single mom

February 07, 2019 1:17 pm

"I don't have a set rule to talk about financial issues with my kids. When I have no money, I tell them that I can't afford stuff. I don't tell them numbers or how much money I have. But I have come to realise that children need to know how much something costs."

The right to mental health

October 10, 2018 12:30 am

A new report shows how rising mental ill health is causing mounting disabilities, early deaths and fuelling cycles of poverty.

Disconnect with nature giving rise to mental illnesses in urban areas

June 05, 2016 6:56 pm

Reduced engagement with nature in urban areas is partly responsible for rising statistics of mental illness.