A mental health crisis has begun, as social isolation from the coronavirus and loss of jobs, income and loved ones have left people reeling. A transformation of care is badly needed.
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. According to a sociologist who studies suicide, depression is just one factor among many implicated social conditions.
Between 10-15% of all cells within the brain are microglia.
Social enterprises like the one in Fogo Island, N.L., offer hope in a world turned upside down by the current pandemic.
There comes a point when we just have to let it go and give up control.
Physical activity can help people manage the stress of COVID-19, but closures and distancing have made it even harder to exercise. These researchers are developing a free toolkit to help us all cope.
COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.
Penn State Laureate William Doan found solace in a daily act that has benefits scientists are just beginning to understand.
While there have been spikes across the board, some groups are suffering more than others.
Grief encompasses our emotional responses to change and loss, and children's grief might be expressed in what psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross described as the five common stages of grief.
The response to COVID-19 should become a learning opportunity on how to develop more illness-proof economies.
America's news reports and social media chatter open a window into the nation's psyche. An AI-based text analysis of these words shows that the coronavirus is driving up familiar social ills.
Why elite athletes may struggle more during self-isolation.
To boost your immune defenses against corona and other viruses, one of the most effective things you can do is maintain your natural circadian rhythms. Here's how to do that.
The Canadian federal government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes tax-related measures. It's helpful to examine tax supports for individuals by considering the past, present and future.
For new mothers with postpartum depression, social distancing limits some of the best ways to improve their mental health.
Gratitude has a strong connection to well-being, but more than that, two psychologists say, it could have a powerful effect on others. So, don't hold back when it comes to expressing it.
The uncertainty and instability around coronavirus can exacerbate existing mental health problems or contribute to new ones. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk of mental ill health.
Hope can be acquired. How? Here are some suggestions from an expert.