During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law that he said would end a system that disproportionately hurts the poor and favors wealthier defendants.
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.
With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.
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.
A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.
Conversations about the relentless focus on the pop star’s mental health, mothering and sexuality have begun anew following The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears.”
Guiding children toward mastery of new skills can help them thrive — and get some household chores done at the same time.
Connecting with others on social media has helped ease the fear and loneliness of pandemic living.
Even when rates of suicidal ideation increase, there are ways to keep kids safe.
Despair in the winter months can point to a serious condition. Experts recommend light boxes, earlier wake-up times and therapy.
This isn’t just about burnout, it’s about betrayal.
Is anyone listening to them?
Distress over global warming is increasing, but formal and informal support networks are springing up, too.
IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases.
In “Nobody’s Normal,” Roy Richard Grinker describes a centuries-old quest to define normalcy — and the enduring stigma that came from it.
A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.
Firmly linking teen suicides to school closings is difficult, but rising mental health emergencies and suicide rates point to the toll the pandemic lockdown is taking.
My mom and stepdad wanted me to be more manly. In Cub Scouts, I just wanted to make the troop cupcakes.
Mental health professionals are going viral on the app, captivating an anxious generation.
Research into the health effects of natural and man-made surroundings is spurring the development of psychiatric facilities that feel more residential and welcoming.
Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.
As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.
Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.
As we head into 2021, here is some advice from Well on how to replace loneliness with opportunities for connection.
White Americans have higher rates than most other racial and ethnic groups.
In communities struggling with poverty and gun violence, the virus has only inflamed the difficulties that many families already were enduring.
Most had no history of mental illness and became psychotic weeks after contracting the virus. Cases are expected to remain rare but are being reported worldwide.
Exercise, new news habits, even dipping your face into an icy plunge pool are among the steps you can take for a mellower new year.
The execution of Lisa Montgomery would be an injustice on top of an injustice.
Gregory Bush shot Vickie Lee Jones and Maurice E. Stallard at a supermarket in Jeffersontown, Ky., in 2018 in a racially-motivated attack.
When the virus spread, my family went into lockdown, and the rhythms and routines that helped me cope went out the door.
Women who had Covid while expecting experienced guilt, shame and unhealthy levels of stress.
Readers, including those who have attempted suicide or who have lost family members, offer their insights.
The rivalry is being played at West Point, the first time the game has not been at a neutral site in 77 years.
America hasn’t begun to face this year’s mental health crisis.
Renewed restrictions may be necessary, but they have a heavy toll.
Using teletherapy, metrics and matching algorithms, entrepreneurs are focusing on addressing aspects of the mental health care system that they view as broken.
“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”
In a two-day meeting sponsored by the N.I.H., officials acknowledged an insufficient understanding of the issues and warned of a growing public health problem.
Support networks with other men can help fend off the loneliness and isolation many men experience.
She wrote that she held “an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”
Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.
If approved by a federal judge, the settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit could result in thousands of veterans gaining access to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ full array of benefits.
Two years after a man drove a rental van down a sidewalk, killing 10 and injuring 16, he has pleaded not criminally responsible because of the autism spectrum disorder.
When pandemic parenting is topped off by wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme events, some stress-relieving measures are particularly suited to getting through the challenges.
The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.
Remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic uncertainty have increased anxiety and depression among adolescents, and heightened concerns about their mental health.
Even in an anxious time, children’s anxiety is treatable.