Criminalising suicide directs resources towards punishment which has no significant deterrent effect.
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.
Research suggests that expanded access to MAiD tends to benefit people with wealth and privilege, offering them choices and autonomy. At the same time, it puts marginalized people at risk.
Proposed changes to the law will prevent schools from providing appropriate support for transgender and gender-diverse young people. These changes could increase their already high risks of harm.
Islamophobia increased post-9/11. Twenty years later, American Muslims are still dealing with the mental health effects – and research barriers limit what is known about what puts them at risk.
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.
The quality of life for the elderly in Georgian England was so bad many chose suicide.
Firefighters are hailed as heroes and pillars of strength, bravery and courage. But the daily stressors and traumas of their jobs take a heavy emotional toll that largely goes unnoticed by the public.
Kentucky lawmakers are trying to make the state the 21st to enact a ban on conversion therapy. In states that are ‘silent’ on the issue, nonprofessionals are allowed to continue the harmful practice.
Across the US, politicians, activists and transgender people are fighting over the right to access transgender medical care. Rarely is the care itself actually discussed. This is that discussion.
Unloading about trauma and mental illness is in vogue. But like undressing, it centers musicians' vulnerabilities at the expense of their artistry.
Our new Cochrane review found antidepressants led to only small improvements in depression symptoms on average compared with placebo.
The federal budget’s A$2.3 billion for mental health may well make it easier to access services. But there’s no guarantee this will translate to improved mental health in Australia — here’s why.
Combating catastrophic demoralization and suicidal thoughts during COVID-19 means supporting people to reconnect with their values, with meaning in life and with others.
Social media doesn't always offer comfort, but the space and support it can provide should be mirrored offline
Gun violence as a whole is much more common, and much more deadly, than mass shootings are.
Even healthy, well-adjusted veterans struggle with the transition from military to civilian life.
There have been numerous inquiries into veteran suicide, mental health and combat trauma over the past 20 years — with little positive outcome.
The fundamental underpinning of all MAID requests is supposed to be the presence of an incurable medical condition, but it’s not possible to predict that a mental illness will not improve.
Financial hardships in particular are likely to lead to ongoing mental health problems, even as the pandemic subsides. Our program could help many people whose mental health has suffered during COVID.