People who unexpectedly lose a loved should be identified early enough and appropriately counselled.
Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters.
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.
Working-class men have a reputation for repressing their emotions but a new study suggests that might be changing.
A young breast-cancer patient in her home.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
The Maastricht Interview has helped hearers understand why voices are speaking to them.
Onlookers the world over are trying to understand Trump’s behaviour.
Not even psychiatrists themselves can agree on what 'mental illness' is.
Legally mandated oversight bodies should be integral to post-apartheid consultative and cooperative governance.
The lives of South Africa's most vulnerable remain in danger for as long as its mental health oversight bodies remain dysfunctional and disregarded.
Not finding your 'soulmate' can lead to more than a broken heart.
Around half of young people are heavy social media users, with one in four teen users constantly connected.
How you use social media can provide warning signs of depression or anxiety.
This interactive body map highlights the health risks associated with inactivity.
Being physically inactive has been shown to significantly increase the risk of many causes of death and disease. This interactive body map highlights the links between physical inactivity and disease.
Tell me about your outcomes.
From April 2017, payments to adult mental health services in the UK must be linked to outcomes. But it's a bad idea.
Haiti has been struck by natural disasters before. Here's what we learned about helping victims.
Many people have turned to Adele in times of trouble. But for people with the symptoms of clinical depression, sad music can do more harm than good.
Plenty of people listen to sad music to make themselves feel better. But new research shows that for people with depression, it can do the opposite – triggering a cycle of negative thoughts.
The search for answers can lead to despair.
Schizophrenia and the search for meaning in a puzzling world.
Dreams may be our innermost, suppressed wishes.
It seems we do dream of the things we try to suppress.
GPs are finding the compensation process for work related mental health claims onerous and in some cases bad for their patient’s health, a study has found.
GPs are worried that the WorkCover claims process worsens patients' health and are encouraging them to not pursue it, a study has found.
Are the terrible working conditions in the creative industries inevitable?
People who work in the arts often accept terrible working conditions and low (or non-existent) pay as the price of admission – and that has a real impact on mental health.
Iain Duncan Smith - architect of fit-to-work assessment.
Researchers find the government's work capability assessment programme is having a big impact. But not a positive one.
Sleep problems often occur just before an episode of mental illness.
What your sleep patterns may say about your risk of developing mental illness.
Easy to access, hard to prove.
If apps aren't proven to make users' mental health better they could end up making it worse.
Who ya gonna call? The World Health Organization has been criticised for its poor response to last year’s Ebola outbreak.
William Isdale speaks with Lawrence Gostin about the lessons we can learn from the global response to last year's Ebola outbreak and the future of global health.