Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:
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.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
What can you do when you fear someone you know may be considering suicide? It can feel daunting, but suicide prevention experts say we all can help someone at risk by reaching out and showing we care.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
About one in seven women become depressed shortly after they give birth. A new study finds that depression can linger for three years after childbirth, and in some cases get worse over time.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Doom-scrolling much? Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling stressed about politics. We're sleepless and irritable, and our heads hurt. Here's how some of your fellow citizens are coping.
Monday, October 19, 2020
President Trump has signed a bipartisan bill creating a three-digit hotline for mental health emergencies. Mental health advocates say it'll bring mental health crisis response into the 21st century.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
The drug dexamethasone is a cheap, widely available steroid. But how long should COVID-19 patients take it, and what are the side effects?
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
President Trump will continue to get top-of-the-line medical care for COVID-19 now that he's back at the White House, including the final dose of the new antiviral medication, remdesivir
Monday, October 05, 2020
Less than a week into his diagnosis, the president is still in a risky zone. He'll be closely monitored for signs of continued illness or relapse.
Sunday, October 04, 2020
President Donald Trump's medical team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provided an update on his condition Sunday morning.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The pandemic economy is squeezing families with kids: 74% of those earning less than $100,000 report serious financial woes, in an NPR poll. Experts worry about lasting impacts on kids' mental health.
Friday, September 18, 2020
The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Besides being hit hard by the pandemic health-wise, a poll by NPR and other organizations finds that the coronavirus has taken a bigger financial toll on minority communities.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, researchers find. Nearly 25% of Americans are depressed, particularly those who have low incomes and have lost a job or a loved one.
Monday, February 17, 2020
A new study finds that sitting still is linked to a higher risk of depression among teens, but even an hour of light physical activity every day reduces the risk of depression by 10%.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
About 1 in 7 women go through pregnancy and postpartum feeling depressed. NPR's Life Kit team has tips on how to recognize the symptoms and where to look for help.