Mental Health

Is life after divorce better?

Nicole M. King | 13 January 2015
Research says that losing a spouse through divorce can be harder than losing a spouse to death.

Greater mental health risks for IVF babies

Nicole M. King | 18 July 2014
Women resorting to IVF may be running unrecognised health risks

Child abuse and mental illness

Nicole M. King | 02 May 2014
Family structure has plenty to do with rates of abuse and mental illness.

Getting married young? It’s good for your mental health

Nicole M. King | 31 January 2014
It also comes with less drunkenness and higher life satisfaction.

Feeling sad? Stalk yourself on Facebook

Tamara El-Rahi | 20 March 2013

The surprising mental health effects of gender equality parenting

Bryce J. Christensen | 12 November 2012
When parents embrace the ideal of gender equality, their children enjoy the best possible mental health. They must. All the progressive commentators say so.

Suicide up to 14 times more likely for “queer” groups

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 July 2011
Australian government sources reveal that homosexuals and people of other self-identified genders are much more likely to attempt suicide than the general community.

Marriage is good for men and women

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 December 2009
Police everywhere are worried about the rise of binge drinking among young women. Recently I watched a television news item on attempts to control weekend drunkenness and violence in an English town, and most of the film showed young women trying to beat the lads at the own game.

Abortion linked with mental health problems

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 November 2009
The battle over the mental health effects of abortion continues, the latest shot being fired by a New Zealand researcher who says that abortion does lead to “significant distress” in some women.

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