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Survey Identifies 'Final Straw' Stressors That May Be Associated With Teen Suicide

Acne and academic pressure can compound other factors for at-risk youth.<p>Anxieties such as acne and academic pressure could contribute to suicidal feelings in young people, suggests a new study of suicide cases among young people in the United Kingdom.<p>While such factors should not be considered …

Mental Health

Suicidal and detained for my own safety, I saw the mental health system failing

I was detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act. Campus security at my university had called the police when I expressed an intent to harm myself at a bar. As I was put in the back of the police car, I felt a mixture of shame at being treated like a common criminal, as though I’d done …

Mental Health

Hawaii's lack of mental health care forces teens from state

HONOLULU (AP) — Within months of starting the process of adopting her son, Susan Callahan knew something was wrong.<p>Aron, who was 7, had trouble communicating and started getting violent at home and school, trying to hit his mother and teachers. Callahan took him to a psychiatrist, where he was …

Could we be getting closer to solving the mystery of depression?

Researchers have identified a region of the brain that functions abnormally in people with depression, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.<p>The researchers (from University College London) found that the habenula, a pea-sized group of nerve cells which responds to …

More people coming out about mental illness to fight stigma

For several years, she wrote about her bipolar disorder under a pseudonym. She described how she’d been hospitalized four times, twice since her …

Mental Health

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …