We often hear reports of the effect of social media on teens' mental health. So what does the science say about it?
Despite efforts to address the issue, the life expectancy gap between those with and without mental illness has remained consistent over two decades. However the causes of death have changed.
A new analysis shows that coffee is associated with a host of positive health effects.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
Since 2009, nearly one million veterans have benefited from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which helps them pay for tuition and other expenses. A scholar explains how it's a hard transition.
Several studies suggest that suicide rates in the US vary along geographic patterns.
New research shows that having a child in foster care is often harmful to a mother's mental and physical health.
It can be very hard for people to accept that they – or their family member – are not to blame for their mental illness. Seeing the evidence in a scan can make a difference.
The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. It's important to identify high risk individuals to provide counselling and social support.
On World Mental Health Day, a philosopher explains how to learn from the stoicism of Roman philosophers.
Initiatives to help women suffering postnatal depression are needed and should be encouraged and integrated as part of routine antenatal and postnatal care.
Working-class men have a reputation for repressing their emotions but a new study suggests that might be changing.
If you're 45 or older and have depression, new research suggests you may need to ask for a heart check when you next see your doctor.
Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.
People who attempt suicide can access medical care at their clinics but psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers are not part of the primary health care setting.
World Suicide Prevention Day draws attention to the rising tide of teenagers taking their own lives. "Toxic socialization" involving emotional and physical abuse in families is a major cause.
Social connectedness is at least as good for your health as quitting smoking or exercise. So what is it and how can you get some of it?
A happier, healthier work life is easy to achieve.
Despite progress on LGBT rights, improved psychological well-being of sexual minority young people is yet to be seen.
Successful parks and urban green spaces encourage us to linger, to rest, to walk for longer. That, in turn, provides the time to maximise the restorative mental benefits.