In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness. In rural Liberia, diseases such as depression and schizophrenia are often considered a “curse” and relegated…
By Molly Knight Raskin
We now know that what these combat veterans were facing was likely what today we call post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. We are now better able to recognize it, and treatments have certainly advanced, but we still don’t have a…
By MaryCatherine McDonald, Marisa Brandt, Robyn Bluhm, The Conversation
More and more farmers are taking to #AgTwitter to discuss mental health. While the research isn’t extensive, studies have shown that most rural parts of the country lack access to mental health treatment.
By Courtney Vinopal
North Carolina physician Mitchell Hardison took his life and he isn’t alone. Studies show physicians have higher suicide rates than the general population. Hardison’s family says he felt discouraged by the medical community to seek mental health care. It’s raising…
By Patrick Terpstra
There were no lights, air conditioning or working toilets when Natalia Merced returned to her dorm room at the University of Puerto Rico in late October, a month after Hurricane Maria struck the island. Classes had resumed at the university’s…
While some states have "red flag" laws that allow a judge to temporarily remove a mentally ill person's access to guns, it's not easy to balance their rights with the need for public safety. Special correspondent John Ferrugia of Rocky…
By Laura Santhanam
Nearly 45,000 people died as a result of suicide in 2016, up 30 percent from the number of deaths by suicide in 2000, the CDC reported. This latest study explores suicide prevalence across demographics, including gender and age.
By Hari Sreenivasan
Surviving someone who died by suicide is a horrible club. Many of us are members.
Pressure on students to obtain A's is having a harmful impact on stress, depression and anxiety levels. High school teacher David Cutler shares some ways to help students learn from setbacks and then move on.
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