This image was taken at the Hawzien market in Tigray, two years before the war which has put millions in need of emergency food assistance.
The health and wellbeing effects will go beyond the direct impact of war-related fatalities, and are likely to last for years after peace is fully restored.
Intensive care staff have faced, and continue to face, high mortality rates among their patients.
Almost half of NHS critical care staff suffered mental health issues in summer – now the situation is worse.
Seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel matters but teacher stress related to chronically under-serviced schools goes beyond COVID-19.
Preventing teacher burnout is a community responsibility we can address. If those who have become first responders in schools withdraw we will also see adverse effects on students.
It’s thought that having a child specialise in a sport early will help them achieve elite levels of success.
Specialising in one sport early on in childhood carries greater risk of burnout, injury, and dropout from the sport.
Here's what the research tells us about what wears us out, what renews us, and how to feel more refreshed in 2021.
Even if you don't have a garden, there are still ways you can benefit and connect with the nature on your doorstep.
How we talk to — and talk about — people who use substances is often pathologizing and hurtful.
The words we choose to talk to and talk about individuals who use substances are critical, as they contribute to how drug policy, substance use treatment and societal understanding are framed.
It’s time to snap out of bad habits.
The brain is surprisingly changeable.
It’s all about emotion.
One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.
Consider some science-backed ways to keep the home fires burning in 2021.
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Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.
Our work is often so closely tied to our sense of who we are, many of us struggle to switch off on holidays. But it's never too late to hide the laptop.
The pandemic has served as a reminder that unexpected events can change our life plans, and has also made it difficult to plan for 2021.
New Year's resolutions are usually an opportunity to think about long-term goals. The uncertainty and restrictions of COVID-19 make 2021 a good year to focus on ways to help yourself in the short-term.
People who already experience social barriers and poorer mental health status are especially vulnerable during a socially distant holiday season.
People in high-risk groups are already more likely to be experiencing negative mental health effects during the pandemic. Spending the holidays isolated from family and friends may make matters worse.
Alleviating major depression for the long term involves more than just drugs.
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Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.
'Catching a baby' or caring for new parents on Christmas Day is special, midwives say. But Christmas can also be a vulnerable time for many women, especially so during a pandemic.
Student mental health was already an issue before the pandemic. And then students felt the strain on all fronts as studies went online and they lost jobs and social contacts.
Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress.
As the world faces a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, we need new strategies to handle pandemic stress that go beyond basic self-care.
A year since the fires, I feel an underlying sadness and concern for the future. From my discussions with other conservationists, I know I'm not the only one to feel this way.
A new perspective and approach may be required to get through this year’s pandemic-heavy holiday season.
Whether you mark holidays in December or not, typical winter customs are being disrupted by COVID-19. Here's how to handle the changes.
Daydreaming in lockdown? Keep it future focussed.
Being nostalgic about the past can lead to a sense of loss in tough times.