Kristen Bell, who has battled depression, has shared her experience of surviving it and thriving. She is pictured here at the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York on May 15, 2017.
New research suggests that people who previously suffered from depression can thrive and live happier lives than before. Why aren't more people aware of that?
The vine Banisteriopsis caapi is one ingredient in ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew that Amazonian indigenous populations have long used for spiritual purposes.
Ayahuasca has long been used for indigenous healing and spiritual rituals. Now, a Brazilian clinical trial has confirmed that this psychoactive drink can help those with even severe depression.
The US suicide rate rose 30.4 percent between 1999 and 2015.
Most European nations have seen suicide rates fall by 20 percent or more. Research is limited, but some studies blame US inequality.
Improving mental health depends on distributing money more fairly.
An unfairness in how Australia’s mental health care is delivered can be seen in our data. The areas with the most need aren't getting the right amount of funding, or services.
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?
Psychedelic drugs have inspired great songs and works of art. But they may also have potential for treating disease like depression and PTSD by helping to regrow damaged regions of the brain.
Anthony Bourdain in a July 17, 2017, photo at the screening of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.’
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As fans of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain try to make sense of their tragic deaths, a question arises for many. How can people who seem to have everything end up ending their lives?
Anthony Bourdain, left, and Kate Spade, right.
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The suicides this week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and saddened many. And the news was disturbing. Why is it so hard to know who might commit suicide?
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.
People with congenital heart disease are at greater risk of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists are beginning to discover why.
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.
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?
Things don’t always go according to plan.
More than half of vets consider a change of job, despite considerable financial, emotional and intellectual investment.
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.
Research shows that regular exercise can dramatically reduce the risks of depression as well as boost cognition and memory.
From opioids to endocannabinoids, an exercise scholar digs into the science to explain the mental health benefits of a regular workout.
Our new study has found that people who suffer from severe mental illness are at a much higher risk of dying from preventable diseases and conditions.
Dr Simon Rosenbaum in Gaziantep, Turkey, with participants in an exercise program for Syrian refugees.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health.
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Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.