Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls

Researchers have uncovered worrisome trends among Black youth.

#black-people, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls, #youth

How Facebook Relies on Accenture to Scrub Toxic Content

The social network has constructed a vast infrastructure to keep toxic material off its platform. At the center of it is Accenture, the blue-chip consulting firm.

#accenture-ltd, #anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #depression-mental, #facebook-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nanterme-pierre-1959-2019, #pornography, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sweet-julie, #wages-and-salaries, #zuckerberg-mark-e

What’s Ripping American Families Apart?

The U.S. seems to be in the middle of a pervasive psychological decline.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #coleman-joshua-psychologist, #depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #fault-lines-fractured-families-and-how-to-mend-them-book, #parenting, #rules-of-estrangement-why-adult-children-cut-ties-and-how-to-heal-the-conflict-book, #united-states

The Unknowability of Other People’s Pain

While my father was alive, it was impossible for me to imagine his agony.

#bowels, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pain, #stomach, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise. Here’s Why Doctors Fail to Treat It.

People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-on-alcohol-abuse-and-alcoholism, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

The Challenges of Bipolar Disorder in Young People

Symptoms in children may initially be mistaken for other conditions, and young people may suffer serious distress for years.

#bipolar-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #lithium-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders

A Mental Health Crisis Flares Among Young Children

The number of children under 13 who need urgent mental health care has been on the rise.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #emergency-medical-treatment, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Morning People May Be at Lower Risk of Depression Than Night Owls

Going to bed early and waking up early may help to provide some protection against depression, a new study suggests.

#biorhythms, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #genetics-and-heredity, #jama-psychiatry-journal, #sleep

Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Wimbledon but Will Play in Tokyo Olympics

She had withdrawn from the French Open in May, citing mental health issues, and had said her playing calendar was undetermined.

#depression-mental, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Andrew Rannells: What I Learned on Cameo During Covid

I taped personal messages to raise money for charity. I didn’t expect the requests to hit close to home. People wanted me to tell them, “You are OK.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Health Benefits of Coffee

Drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of all kinds of ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, melanoma, prostate cancer, even suicide.

#antioxidants, #anxiety-and-stress, #caffeine, #coffee, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #heart, #parkinsons-disease, #pollan-michael, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sleep, #willett-walter-c

Chicken Soup Can’t Treat Depression. Welcome to My TED Talk.

A myopic but seductive worldview has caught on among many influential people — and it might be hindering our ability to solve real-world problems.

#clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #dweck-carol-s-1946, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

A Rogue Climber Running From the Law Was Fleeing His Own Trauma

A former paratrooper became an “urban explorer,” scaling the tops of bridges and buildings to help ease his PTSD. He now faces criminal charges in several states.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #buildings-structures, #content-type-personal-profile, #depression-mental, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #trespassing, #veterans, #wright-isaac-b-1995

Athletes and Mental Health: Naomi Osaka Adds to Conversation

Making herself vulnerable, she joins other noteworthy athletes in pushing the once-taboo subject into the open.

#depression-mental, #derozan-demar, #fear-strikes-out-movie, #french-open-tennis, #love-kevin, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #phelps-michael, #piersall-jimmy-1929-2017, #raisman-aly, #tennis

Seasonal Affective Disorder Isn’t Just for Winter

Feeling blue even though everyone seems to be basking in perfect summer weather? There might be a good reason for that.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pollen, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #rosenthal-norman-e, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #summer-season, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #weather

Something Bothering You? Tell It to Woebot.

When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems?

#anxiety-and-stress, #artificial-intelligence, #darcy-alison-psychologist, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #woebot-labs

Assessing Osaka’s Sad Departure From the French Open

Naomi Osaka, a superstar in the sport, pulled out of the French Open after she was fined for skipping a news conference. Did it have to end this way?

#depression-mental, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #navratilova-martina, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

Ketamine as a Depression Treatment Saved Me

I tried everything to treat my depression. Ketamine is the one thing that worked.

#depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders

Family Caregivers Feel the Pandemic’s Weight

Early studies reveal the toll that lockdowns, isolation and stress have taken on those who care for older Americans.

#alzheimers-disease, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #depression-mental, #elderly, #home-health-care, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Sophomore Year 2020: Students Struggle With the Coronavirus Pandemic

A group of high school students try desperately to make it through an isolated and dire year.

#columbia-mo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Antidepressants Almost Cost This Olympian Her Career

Brenda Martinez, one of the top track and field athletes in the United States, inadvertently tested positive for a banned substance under World Anti-Doping Agency rules.

#antidepressants, #depression-mental, #doping-sports, #martinez-brenda-1987, #meat, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #steroids, #tests-drug-use, #tygart-travis, #world-anti-doping-agency

How Exercise May Help Us Flourish

Physical activity can promote a sense of purpose in life, creating a virtuous cycle that keeps you moving.

#depression-mental, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders

How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments

Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #start-ups, #venture-capital

How Food May Improve Your Mood

The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Brain Will Bounce Back From Covid

The mental health toll of the pandemic is real. But many will recover.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders

MDMA Reaches Next Step Toward Approval for Treatment

A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

#clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #doblin-richard-1953, #ecstasy-drug, #food-and-drug-administration, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #shulgin-alexander-1925-2014, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #veterans

A Year of ‘Languishing’ and ‘Fallow Space’

“Languishing definitely describes the lack of interest I feel just now,” one reader writes. Another describes a fallow period of rest preparing for what comes next.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grant-adam-m, #psychology-and-psychologists

Guard Watched as Man Hanged Himself in Jail, Prosecutors Say

Captain Rebecca Hillman was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of a prisoner, an incident that led to criticism of New York City’s jail system.

#correction-department-nyc, #depression-mental, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mental-health-and-disorders

The Importance of Routines, Even Interrupted by a Pandemic

By setting routines for myself, I was able to shield myself from chaos. Then the pandemic happened. I set out to get them back on track.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing

It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #productivity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

My 3-Year-Old Can Tell I’m Depressed

Experts say that, instead of avoiding the topic, parents like me should shoot for ‘age-appropriate honesty.’

#children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Why Is Jesus Still Wounded After His Resurrection?

“The risen but scarred body of Christ is the ultimate signifier of divine empathy.”

#art, #christians-and-christianity, #crosses-and-crucifixes, #depression-mental, #empathy, #fujimura-makoto, #jesus-christ, #love-emotion, #religion-and-belief

We Have All Hit a Wall

Confronting late-stage pandemic burnout, with everything from edibles to Exodus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boredom, #depression-mental, #productivity, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Depression in Young Children

We tend to think of childhood as a time of innocence and joy, but as many as 2 to 3 percent of children from ages 6 to 12 can have serious depression.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #tantrums-in-children

Science Plays the Long Game. But People Have Mental Health Issues Now.

I’ve reported on behavior and mental health for 20 years. As I exit, I can’t help but wonder why researchers have placed so little emphasis on helping people in distress today.

#brain, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #insel-thomas-r, #lilienfeld-scott-o, #memory, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #science-and-technology

I Don’t Want Another Family to Lose a Child the Way We Did

The thought of suicide is terrifying, but we have to make talking about it a part of everyday life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #friendship, #mental-health-and-disorders, #seatbelts, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Some Covid-19 Patients Say They’re Left With Ringing Ears

Scientists are examining a possible link to tinnitus. A businessman’s suicide has lent urgency to the research.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #ears-and-hearing, #great-britain, #national-health-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taylor-kent-1955, #texas-roadhouse-inc, #tinnitus, #united-states

Oregon Is Blazing a Psychedelic Trail

A very promising mental health experiment is taking shape in the West.

#addiction-psychology, #depression-mental, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mushrooms, #oregon, #referendums, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #sheri-eckert, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tom-eckert

One Year Together, Apart

The pandemic redefined relationships and self-reliance.

#depression-mental, #loneliness, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How Meghan Markle Has Already Changed the Way We Talk About Suicide

Meghan’s decision to speak openly about her suicidal thoughts challenges a culture of secrecy that has stopped many people from seeking or offering help.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #royal-families, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #winfrey-oprah

Meghan Highlights Depression in Pregnancy, an Overlooked Danger

A wave of responses from women who have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts is shedding light on the stark differences between how pregnancy is perceived and lived.

#black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #race-and-ethnicity, #royal-families, #sexual-health-journal, #winfrey-oprah

In Japan, His Disaster Art Saves Lives

The fight to survive lies at the heart of Kyohei Sakaguchi’s world, whether he is writing self-help books, painting, creating a suicide help line, or designing recycled housing.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #depression-mental, #japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #kumamoto-japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sakaguchi-kyohei, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #writing-and-writers, #zero-yen-house

Meghan’s Oprah Interview Rekindles Princess Diana Memories

A quarter-century after Princess Diana broke her silence about life among the British royals, Meghan Markle did the same. Their stories were remarkably similar.

#depression-mental, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families

Meghan Markle’s Interview Rekindles Princess Diana Memories

A quarter-century after Princess Diana broke her silence about life among the British royals, Meghan Markle did the same. Their stories were remarkably similar.

#depression-mental, #diana-princess-of-wales, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #marriages, #royal-families

What Are the Benefits of CBD?

More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help?

#anxiety-and-stress, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hemp, #insomnia, #marijuana, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #research, #sleep

My 8-Year-Old Threatened Suicide. Here’s What We’re Learning.

When the scariest parenting moment happened, I didn’t know where to turn. After months of talking with experts, we’re on the path to healing.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Can Zapping Our Brains Really Cure Depression?

New research suggests that stimulating neurons in the brain can address psychological issues with surprising speed and precision.

#brain, #depression-mental, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #japan, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takeuchi-yuko-1980-2020, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On

Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #youth

The Pandemic Brought Depression and Anxiety. Reaching Out Helped.

Connecting with others on social media has helped ease the fear and loneliness of pandemic living.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media