Many studies show that consistent meditation practice lowers depression, anxiety and self-criticism.
There are a few reasons melatonin, a medication commonly taken for sleep difficulties, might have this effect.
The focus of suicide prevention is shifting toward protective factors: characteristics that make it less likely that individuals will consider, attempt or die by suicide.
Nursing has long been seen as a vocation, not a skill. This impacts nursing staff and patients both.
New research shows how threats of self-harm and suicide are a tactic of coercive control men use against female partners.
Data linkage, assessing information from over 113,000 teenagers in South London, addresses important gaps in research on the mental health and socio-economic risk factors for self-harm.
New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
Care leavers are over-represented in the justice system. Rising rates of self-harm show an urgent need for greater mental health support.
Monitoring of student behavior often extends beyond schoolwork and normal school hours. A privacy expert explains the harmful effects.
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.
Self-harm is often a response to mounting stress and uncertainty. So it’s not surprising rates have gone up during the pandemic. Self-harm can be a means to cope and establish control over emotions.
Social media doesn’t always offer comfort, but the space and support it can provide should be mirrored offline
During the first lockdown, the number of people seeking help for depression, anxiety and self-harm dropped by up to 48% in some cases.
New data shows self-harm incidents in immigration detention have spiked his year amid concerns over the pandemic. We must take steps to reduce asylum seekers’ vulnerability and prevent further harm.
Lockdowns have a key role in controlling COVID-19 but we must be aware of the risks of isolating people who are vulnerable to suicidal distress.
Comparing presentations to Victorian hospital emergency departments in May 2020 to those in May 2019 reveals some important differences.
There were 8,000 forced relocations in Australia’s immigration detention system in a nearly two-year span. New research shows how distressing and destabilising these movements are for refugees.
A new report offers data on mental health in young people.
And homelessness makes reoffending more likely.
Researchers found that between 2008 and 2016, self-harm rates among Danish teenagers actually decreased.