Higher levels of income inequality in youth are associated with increased ‘deaths of despair’ in young Canadians.
The mental health of front-line officers has drawn considerable attention, yet research shows that justice professionals working with traumatic material can also suffer psychological distress.
There is often a long delay between the onset of bipolar symptoms and correct diagnosis and treatment which puts vulnerable young people at risk of suicide.
In Canada, over 50 per cent of female students in Ontario have reported moderate to severe psychological distress. One in four girls has been sexually abused by the time they turn 18.
University students are particularly at high risk of depression. One global study suggests 21% of students have major depressive disorder.
Carers can be left to figure it out for themselves, without support. Here’s what can help.
New research points to feelings of failure, hopelessness, loneliness and sadness as some of the potential reasons Black young people are considering or carrying out suicide at unprecedented rates.
Vivian can’t believe her luck when she inherits a clifftop house – but the house comes with unexpected responsibilities.
You can make an enormous difference by asking someone the right questions and being there for them.
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.
Keeping weapons locked away and unloaded reduces the risk of death by suicide for gun owners and their children.
This major survey on social trends shows how far the UK has come in terms of attitudes towards homosexuality, casual sex and divorce. Views on the death penalty remain conservative, however.
The rate of suicide attempts in children and adolescents increased by 22 per cent during the pandemic compared to before the pandemic.
About a quarter of those with body dysmorphic disorder attempt suicide or struggle with ideas of suicide. Fortunately, medication and therapy have proved highly effective at treating the disorder.
An expert in Greek tragedy can’t get past a seemingly callous approach to suicide in the National Theatre’s new take on Phaedra.
Sen. John Fetterman’s admission to a hospital for mental health treatment has set off an important national discussion about the need to reduce stigmas around mental illness.
Doing the little things has a role to play in maintaining our sense of happiness as well as in treating mental illness.
There are many different reasons why men and women commit these acts, but the small number of cases makes it difficult to track.
The early research suggests the drugs might be effective for some conditions. But scientists have safety concerns.
Public policies should be looking to increase awareness of the link between alcohol and suicide and to assess and treat problematic alcohol use as a way to prevent suicide.