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Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Survivors, witnesses and recovery workers of the attacks on the World Trade Center experience increased rates of mental illnesses like PTSD and depression from trauma, according to researchers.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Many kids are feeling anxious about returning to school. Mental health providers say that kids with past trauma and pre-existing mental illness are the most vulnerable.
Friday, August 27, 2021
The Biden administration has announced nearly $85 million in funding for youth mental health awareness, training, and treatment.
Monday, August 23, 2021
The pandemic has made people more open to seeking help, a new survey finds, but cost and difficulty in finding a mental health care provider are still big obstacles.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Sweat is an "evolutionary marvel," says Sarah Everts, the author of The Joy of Sweat. In her new book, Everts delves into the science of perspiration and how this trait has enabled humans to thrive.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
A new study shows an increase in suicidality among children as young as five and investigates the shared characteristics among kids who die by suicide. Researchers hope to improve prevention efforts.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
More than 93,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses last year, a 30% increase compared to 2019. The pandemic exacerbated stressors that can cause increased drug use.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
A new CDC study finds that people who provide unpaid care for their children or adult loved ones are twice as likely as noncaregivers to have experienced depression or anxiety, or thoughts of suicide.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
As rates of anxiety, depression and suicide in children have been rising in recent years, only 20% of kids have access to mental health care. To change that, a hospital joined with school districts.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Many parts of the U.S. are opening up and people are returning to some sense of normalcy. The transition, however, is coming with a mixed bag of emotions, including high anxiety.
Thursday, May 06, 2021
The pandemic has done a number on us, in too many ways to count. Our bodies are responding with feelings of fatigue and lack of focus, experts say. Here are some tips to help you feel better.
Saturday, May 01, 2021
The new study surveying more than 700 critical care nurses found that 40% were struggling with symptoms of depression.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Amid the pandemic, more people say they're feeling burnt out often. Researchers say it's important to address burnout before it takes a serious toll on one's mental health.
Friday, March 12, 2021
A new survey by the American Psychological Association finds that Americans have been more stressed out in the past year than in previous years, and it's also taking a toll on our physical health.
Monday, February 15, 2021
In recent months, we've learned about several new variants of the coronavirus that have popped up in the U.S. Scientists recently reported seven new and distinct variants.
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
If a young person says they want to end their life, how do you help? First, don't panic. Suicide is preventable. Here's advice for helping young people in crisis, from people who've lived through it.
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
A cluster of suicides in Las Vegas, plus a troubling rise in youth suicide attempts observed in ERs nationwide, is raising fears that the pandemic is fueling a children's mental health crisis.
Monday, January 25, 2021
A year into the pandemic, emergency rooms nationwide are seeing a rise in kids experiencing mental health crises. Educators and doctors are concerned that many of those kids are turning to suicide.
Monday, January 18, 2021
When schools closed last spring, children with severe mental illnesses were cut off from the services they'd come to rely on. Many have since spiraled into emergency rooms and even police custody.
Friday, January 01, 2021
With bad pandemic news and endless social distancing, it can already feel like the longest winter ever. But keeping up nourishing bonds of human connection is possible with a little ingenuity.