Our study shows almost one in four university and vocational education students report extremely high levels of distress during the pandemic.
In any given year, one in five people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Despite this number there’s still massive stigmatization.
Recently, Statistics Canada revealed that South Asians have reported lower levels of mental health than any other Canadians during the pandemic: a neuropsychology student explains some of the reasons.
Recently, Statistics Canada revealed that South Asians reported lower levels of mental health than any other Canadians during the pandemic.
The pressure of needing to be a model minority — successful, quiet, hardworking — can force people to internalize their mental anguish and ends up leaving gaps in our mental health services.
People inevitably became less contented during the pandemic, but it’s part of a longer trend.
It only takes a few seconds to ask ‘what pronouns do you use’, but knowing and using a person’s correct pronouns can have a big impact on their mental health.
Is there a mental health crisis among young people, or are worry and sadness to be expected? Pathologizing normal, healthy responses to adverse events promotes misunderstanding about mental illness.
Weight discrimination, like teasing, is common among youth and linked to eating disorders and depression. Youth’s health and well-being would be best supported by not focusing on their weight.
Home may have become associated with safety and control during lockdown, so resuming life in public can seem daunting.
Criminalising suicide directs resources towards punishment which has no significant deterrent effect.
It’s tempting to think limits would cause teens to riot in the streets. But Facebook’s own research reveals that young people are well aware of social media’s downsides.
Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
The pandemic ‘pressurised’ personal triggers for poor mental health by worsening financial stress and reducing social support.
Early life influences have been linked to higher risk of suicide later in life. Reducing those risks, and boosting resilience in children exposed to them, may help reduce suicide rates.
We explored experiences of cyberbullying among young people in the UK. This is what we found.
More houses of worship are offering mental health programs, especially African American congregations.
The UK’s mental health model is broken.
One in ten secondary school students didn’t eat a single serving of fruits or vegetables daily.
While online communities may not fully address the isolation LGBTQ youth face in-person, they can serve as an important source of social support and a springboard for civic engagement.