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.
Even during difficult times, it is possible to stay well if we can accept the circumstances, stay connected and validate how we feel.
Women who are physically active in the postnatal period report better mental well-being than those who are less active, but the pandemic has made exercise less accessible.
Research shows climate change is already affecting the healthy psychological development of children worldwide. Children’s mental health risks will only accelerate as climate change advances.
As we push for a real solution — an increase in housing supply and related supports — the encampment evictions must stop. We need to make encampments unnecessary.
Tipping the scales away from work may not be the wisest way to recalibrate your work-life balance.
Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.