All 50 states have some kind of anti-bullying law, and schools are increasingly being called upon to implement bullying prevention programs.
By Melissa Holt, The Conversation
The promise of social media is instant human connection. But for many teens, greater use of social media mans a far greater sense of isolation, according to an increasing body of evidence. William Brangham speaks with Jean Twenge, author of…
By PBS NewsHour
Neurobiologist Frances Jensen explores the biochemical imperatives that make teenagers and young adults so emotional and unpredictable, as well as leaving them more vulnerable to addiction and mental disorders.
By Julia Scott, KQED
Netflix’s new drama “13 Reasons Why” centers on a teenage girl’s suicide. And although the show may bring awareness to mental health issues, some worry the depiction strays from entertainment to pose a threat to impressionable students. William Brangham explores…
By PBS NewsHour
A Belgian study found doctoral students experience mental illness at 2.5 times the rate of other people with college degrees or those currently enrolled at university.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Every schoolchild knows that Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear. The bloody event occurred on Dec. 23, 1888. But how much he sliced away (the entire ear, a chunk of his earlobe, or a mutilation in between) and why…
By Laura Santhanam
In 2015, Baltimore wrote a city-wide prescription for a heroin antidote. Two years later, as the city tries to expand access to addiction treatment, will the White House support its mission?…
By Emily Wishingrad
Is social media reporting the future of mental health treatment?…
By Jason Dearen, Associated Press
The man police say opened fire with a gun from his checked baggage at a Florida airport had a history of mental health problems, some of which followed his military service in Iraq, relatives said.
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