Research suggests magicians lack magical thinking.
Red flag laws are an important step in the right direction, but much more work is needed to determine the role of mental health in the lead-up to and aftermath of mass shootings.
Investing in people’s future mental health, based on the key socioeconomic factors underlying it, is the only way to address this rising problem.
Insomnia and mental disorders are inter-related in a way we’ve yet to fully understand. But treating one can often help the other.
Recognizing and addressing the mental health struggles of entrepreneurs is not just a matter of compassion, but is also an essential investment in society at large.
Alison Watt’s grandmother was diagnosed with ‘puerperal insanity’ and institutionalised not long after giving birth to her father. He didn’t meet her – or know she was alive – until his early 20s.
Humans have attempted to understand and treat mental illness for centuries – from ancient Greek medicine, Middle Ages exorcisms and the rise of asylums, to modern medical breakthroughs.
A new study from Sweden looked at around 1.5 million births.
Deep psychological factors play a part in obesity, including childhood trauma.
In our new research, we have explored how podcasts about mental health can be designed in a way that reduces stigma and discrimination.
The genre – also known as ‘folk art’ or ‘outsider art’ – serves as a reminder that art is a universal human pursuit.
In the past, workers have been warned not to disclose their mental illness at work for fear of discrimination. But there can be many positives to telling your boss.
Numerous studies indicate exercise as an effective treatment for people with existing depression and other mental illnesses, and exercising in nature can further improve mental well-being.
Is there ever a satisfactory answer to questions about what motivated a mass shooter? There is, but it’s not what you think.
Food insecurity remains a major health problem. And poorer households are disproportionately affected.
Why was Susanna Kaysen really hospitalised? Her memoir Girl, Interrupted turns 30 this year. It investigates whether she was ‘mad’, or medicalised for a ‘chaotic’ life that defied gender norms.
An overreliance on medication as the first-line treatment for depression can lead some people to be labeled with treatment-resistant depression when there are other viable alternatives for relief.
Doing the little things has a role to play in maintaining our sense of happiness as well as in treating mental illness.
New York City’s plan has garnered the most attention – and criticism – but several cities are expanding their own intervention programs.
Since 2016, Canada’s practice of offering MAID has followed a trajectory of ever-expanding eligibility. The ultimate expansion would make MAID available to anyone who wanted it, for any reason.