Mental health therapists' caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And research suggests that anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
On a Sunday morning, the famed writer awoke early in a discombobulated and distressed mood. The rest is literary history -- and part of a family’s legacy of pain.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Even in the best of times, mental health and illness tend to be minimized by U.S. health care. That problem is now magnified by an extended period of social isolation, economic disaster and fear. How can Americans cope with this…
More than 90 percent of violent crimes — including shootings — would likely still occur even if every suspect with a mental health condition was stopped before they carried out an attack.
By Nsikan Akpan
On average, 20 U.S. military veterans daily die by suicide, and suicides among active duty personnel are increasing. A number of treatments for veterans with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder exist, but they have drawbacks. Special correspondent Mike Cerre looks…
By Bernard J. Wolfson, Kaiser Health News
The U.S. faces a growing shortage of mental health professionals trained to work with young people at a time when depression and anxiety are on the rise.
It has been nearly 20 years since the first mass school shooting in the U.S. -- the shocking tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999. As a “credible” threat closed Columbine and hundreds of other…
How are those closest to the Columbine school shooting observing its 20th anniversary? Coni Sanders’ father, David, was a teacher and coach at Columbine and the only adult killed -- but not before he warned hundreds of students to safety.
By Cat Wise, Frank Carlson, Leah Nagy
By 2030, 20 percent of Americans will be senior citizens. Many will eventually enter long-term care, a move that presents tough choices and challenges for seniors and their families -- including risks of depression and suicide. In partnership with Kaiser…
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