Friendship helps protect against loneliness even when oldsters do not have dementia. It can be especially beneficial for those who do.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
The All Blacks in action.
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Sport has a mental health problem, but rugby might have the answer.
What schools should be doing to deal with the crisis in children’s mental health.
Many psychologists claim that 13 Reasons Why could incite young people to take their own lives. But their claims aren't supported by evidence.
What does it say about our loose use of the term ‘bullying’ if the most powerful man in the world can claim to be a victim?
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June was a banner month for bullying. Not surprisingly, Donald Trump was in the thick of it. His offensive tweets about MSNBC co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are Exhibit A. Adrienne Watson…
Universities portray campus life as idyllic, but may be missing an opportunity to truly connect with students.
Universities could dramatically transform their role in society through better use of social media
A photo entitled “Apprehension” is part of the Still Here project at the University of British Columbia’s Men’s Health Research Program. The project uses photos to engage gay and bisexual men who have previously struggled with suicide.
Pride Month: It's time to talk about the shockingly high rate of suicide among gay and bisexual men. Photos and stories in the Still Here project document the complex reasons.
Legacies of genocidal phases have scarred the Aboriginal psyches.
Very little is known about suicide and suicide attempts during modern genocides – but we do know there is an aftermath of suicide among victims.
A new study sheds light on the link between poor sleep and thoughts about suicide.
School children today face a huge amount of pressure.
The government is making £200,000 available to train teachers in how to deal with mental health issues in secondary school children.
A new model for trauma-informed schools can help teachers support children who have experienced war, terror, and maltreatment.
A new model shows how the Canadian school system can play a healing role - for children traumatized by war, displacement and abuse.
Young autistic people struggle to access mental health services in the UK.
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A new survey of young autistic people highlights the difficulties they face in accessing mental health services.
Whether such a verdict would be handed down in Australia remains to be seen, but there are a few things we do know about cases like this one.
Objectification occurs when individuals – typically women – are reduced to their body parts.
New research shows young women experience street harassment about once every two days.
Nothing like Instagram.
Social media is not a drug. Yes it can have negative effects, but it has positive effects too.
People across Africa don’t have access to mental health professionals. A new community-based approach in Zimbabwe is proving effective.
Lay workers are being trained to help Zimbabwe manage mental issues in communities. So far it's proving successful.
Around 8% of young people are thought to hear voices at some stage in childhood, making it about as common as having asthma or dyslexia.
Should we trust what they say?
Surveys can help researchers better understand the lives of teens, but skeptics argue that youth are often dishonest and that the results cannot be trusted.
Mental health issues have become a growing problem among students.
This is how to stop it.
Baby boomers preferred drugs and alcohol, but the younger generation are ruining their health with social media.