Female suicide rate in Northern Ireland is high, and ambivalence about legalising abortion is likely to make matters worse.
Health systems rarely consider that patients switch between hospitals or primary health care centres and indigenous medicine for their health issues.
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In countries where health systems are limited, collaboration between traditional healers and health professionals may help fill the gaps.
Gun safety advocates hold signs during a rally to honor victims of gun violence on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, 2013.
After mass killings, politicians feel compelled to offer solutions to gun violence. One of the most common answers is better access to mental health care, but research has found that's not effective.
Well-developed and implemented vision and mission statements can play a useful role in helping schools be good places to learn.
Well-written vision and mission statements can guide decision-making, resource allocations, policy decisions, and how a school operates.
Paramedics and firefighters in Cincinnati respond to a possible opioid overdose at a hotel on Nov. 2, 2017.
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Deaths from opioid overdose and suicide are at an all-time high. One in 10 adult Americans uses marijuana. And only 1 in 3 Americans self-describes as 'happy.' A public health expert asks, what's going on?
Abilify MyCite tracks whether patients are taking their medication.
Digital health devices have become invaluable tools for improving human health. However, could a pill carrying an inbuilt sensor dehumanize patients, reducing them to a digital readout?
Marius Wernig, Thomas C. Südhof and their colleagues created these “Induced neuronal (iN) cells” from adult human blood cells.
Figuring out what causes diseases like autism, schizophrenia and depression is tricky. Now Stanford University researchers are turning blood into brain cells to study these diseases in a dish.
Despite the controversy over the graphic content, this Netlix drama could be a lifeline for young people.
One in 7 women suffer depression around pregnancy.
Depression can have a profound impact on mothers and their children. But women often have no idea that they have depression – nor do their medical providers.
Feeling that others are disappointed and disapprove of you and you must be perfect puts you at risk for depression.
A homeless woman sits bundled against the cold in New York City, January 2016.
Solving homelessness doesn't just mean finding someone a physical home. A program run in New Haven, Connecticut, focuses on helping people see themselves as members of their communities – as citizens.
Teenage depression is a serious and lonely illness, sometimes leading to suicide.
Childhood depression, the deadliest illness facing children, often goes untreated. Sometimes, this is because parents do not want their children to be treated. Should this be considered child abuse?
Pregnancy and after can be a turbulent time.
Here's how common it is to develop mental health problems in pregnancy or in the first year after birth.
There is reliable scientific evidence by which yoga could help individuals with mental disorders.
Giving children counselling at school saves money in the long term because it equips them with the tools they need in adolescence and adulthood.
Largest study to date finds link between disturbed circadian rhythm and mood disorders.
Some women are very sensitive to small shifts in oestrogen and progesterone; others aren’t.
We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.
Physical pain and mental distress.
OMT can reduce anxiety and improve self-care too.
Burnout doesn’t only affect workers.
Burnout is hard to diagnose, as it is not featured in the manual of mental disorders.
Suicide rates among UK students have increased by 56% in the last 10 years