An adult can’t be forced into treatment, but experts say there are many ways to be there for someone contemplating self-harm.
Suffolk County on Long Island aggressively uses the law to take guns from people in crisis in an effort to prevent shootings and suicides. Its experience could inform a national debate.
It was once an “open secret” that this was the safest pathway.
A new movement wants to shift mainstream thinking away from medication and toward greater acceptance.
Ms. Judd’s youngest daughter, the actress Ashley Judd, said in a television interview on Thursday that her mother was suffering from mental illness when she died last month.
With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.
Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.
New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence.
The investigation suggests that the victims jumped from the seventh-floor balcony “one after the other,” the police said.
Two new studies of millions of people around the world suggest that doctors should be thinking more about cancer patients’ mental health, experts said.
My sister and I searched for clues in our mother’s desk — and in her life — for why she left us and this world.
Readers were impressed by Judge Jackson’s performance in the face of G.O.P. senators’ attacks. Also: Troops’ mental health; Trump and Ukraine; supporting teachers.
The military has struggled to meet the mental health needs of troops, lawmakers and service members say.
Envisioned as the 911 for mental health, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will soon be 988, with more services for more callers. But it’s already straining to meet demand.
“If he did not go to work that day, he would be here,” said the widow of Officer Jeffrey Smith of the Metropolitan Police.
The people around me came into sharper focus, by which I mean their fears, struggles and triumphs.
Technology and safety are colliding in sliding sports, where sleds made for speed are finding tracks built to slow them down.
Even as grieving families tried to warn Amazon and other e-commerce sites of the danger, there were more purchases and more deaths.
The stories of those who died in custody offer an intimate, firsthand look at the crisis gripping the New York City jail system.
An acclaimed religious children’s author was accused of abusing women and children. Then he killed himself, sending shock waves through the conservative community.
A proposed ordinance, believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S., calls for an annual “harm reduction fee” of about $25 to pay for programs to stem gun violence.
When politics becomes “a pervasive and largely unavoidable source of chronic stress.”
The number of people who try suicide has risen steadily in the U.S. But despite gains in health coverage, nearly half are not getting mental health treatment.
Gov. Greg Abbott deployed thousands of Texas National Guard members to the Texas-Mexico border. But soldiers complain of difficulties and a seemingly rudderless mission.
Here’s how to offer support to someone grieving after an unexpected death.
Student suicides, a shortage of counselors and stories of resilience. Also: Just one Republican; guardianship abuse; spouses’ love-hate relationships.
I was already worried about my patients. I fear Omicron will make everything even worse.
Inyoung You pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her college boyfriend, whom she had sent tens of thousands of abusive text messages.
After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse.
A House committee is seeking briefings from search engines and web-hosting companies whose services might have been leveraged by the site, which has been linked to numerous deaths.
Inside the Times investigation into a web page that facilitates suicide, and why it has proved so difficult to shut down.
Police and prosecutors spent five years chasing a domestic violence case. Would it be enough?
The Pentagon isn’t doing what is necessary to protect and care for service members facing trauma.
N.F.L. teams have standardized support for mental wellness as their players fight social stigmas and the league’s “just play through it” ethos.
Newly released records show the disgraced financier living a mundane existence in jail before his suicide, while also spinning deceptions until the very end.
Mental health experts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emerging evidence suggests that is not the case.
The death of a woman in South Korea’s air force has rekindled outrage over the country’s armed forces, long criticized for abusing and discriminating against women.
In his new memoir, “One Friday in April,” Donald Antrim tells his own story and argues that a suicide attempt is “a disease process, not an act or a choice.”
Prosecutors said David A. Staveley, who cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and left suicide notes with friends and relatives, was sentenced to 56 months in prison.
Liam Scarlett killed himself after he was accused of misconduct. Now the dance world is grappling with the aftermath.
The unsolved killings of a lawyer’s wife and son have brought new scrutiny to three other deaths in recent years.
Electroconvulsive therapy can effectively treat depression, and is as safe as antidepressant drugs along with psychotherapy, a new analysis found.
Researchers have uncovered worrisome trends among Black youth.
Though little studied, exhaustion among people with autism has become its own pandemic.
Huntsville city officials had spent $125,000 in public money to defend William Darby, saying he had been justified in using deadly force when he fatally shot Jeffrey Parker, 49, in 2018.
Shashi Tharoor had been accused of driving Sunanda Pushkar to suicide in a case that the main opposition party had long criticized as politically motivated.
A teenager killed himself Thursday afternoon at the tourist attraction, located in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.
While my father was alive, it was impossible for me to imagine his agony.
The number of children under 13 who need urgent mental health care has been on the rise.