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Loneliness is a social cancer, every bit as alarming as cancer itself

Young adults and people living in the inner city are among those most likely to be lonely, according to the ABC’s Australia Talks...

Depression: it’s a word we use a lot, but what exactly is it?

People with depression experience symptoms that affect their mood, cognitive function and physical health. from www.shutterstock.com Depression is a serious disorder marked by disturbances in...

Why do I dwell on the past?

Dwelling on the past, like writing in a diary, is part of being human and helps us form our identity. But not all...

No, eating chocolate won’t cure depression

If you’re depressed, the headlines might tempt you to reach out for a chocolate bar. But don’t believe the hype. from www.shutterstock.com A recent study...

We need human oversight of machine decisions to stop robo-debt drama

One former member of Australia’s government review tribunal has described robo-debt as a form of ‘extortion’. Shutterstock Federal MP Amanda Rishworth raised concerns...

Sunday essay: images of mourning and the power of acknowledging grief

These images of Cherine Fahd’s grandfather’s funeral were tucked away in a brown paper envelope for decades. As a society, we too often keep...