Thousands of people across the South and West Sides of Chicago experience some form of mental health trauma as a result of gun violence. And as the number of shootings in the city increases, mental health providers are struggling to…
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
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
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 PBS NewsHour
What discourages veterans from seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress? As part of our series War on the Brain, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien talks to former service members who have struggled to accept the diagnosis and get help.
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?…
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