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If you want to improve your mental health, start by believing you can. VectorMine/ Shutterstock

Mental health: new study finds simply believing you can do something to improve it is linked with higher wellbeing

Our study shows that people who believe they can do things to improve their mental health have higher wellbeing.
Nearly 1 in 5 young people worldwide intentionally injure themselves every year. xijian/E! via Getty Images

Why do teens engage in self-harm? Clinical psychologists explain how to help teens reduce their emotional distress

New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
For decades, doctors and patients have used telemedicine. But it gained wider use when the COVID-19 pandemic led to canceled appointments and closed clinics. verbaska_studio/iStock via Getty Images Plus

COVID-19: Mental health telemedicine was off to a slow start – then the pandemic happened

By creating both an urgent need for mental health care and the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is enabling telemedicine to go mainstream.
The cognitive difficulties that accompany mental health disorders can potentially lead to misdiagnoses and improper treatment. Elva Etienne/Moment via Getty Images

Mental health problems come with an added ‘cost’ of poorer cognitive function – a neuropsychologist explains

While only about 20% of people would qualify for a formal diagnosis of a mental disorder, more than 60% express symptoms of those disorders – and those symptoms can lead to cognitive difficulties.
Responding to the mental health needs of people who are unjustly disadvantaged by the pandemic in Canada will require accurate data. (Shutterstock)

Building back equitably: 4 ways to address mental health inequities magnified by the pandemic, and ensure access to care

The mental health impact of the pandemic has not affected everyone equally. An equitable approach to mental health promotion, prevention and treatment can help ensure equitable access to services.

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