Within the United States we are used to hearing claims that the media and video games pollute our minds. It seems parents around the world share the same concerns.
Studying a History in Harm
Self-injury is a cause of concern or fear among many people, especially family members, loved ones, and others who care for victims of self-injury. Doctors are aiming to alleviate those fears by assessing the history of this affliction from child to adulthood.
Using a Parent's Mental Health to Predict Suicide
Mental health disorders have become increasingly prevalent in our society, and suicide remains as a tragic end result of some untreated mental illnesses. Researchers discovered an interesting connection between the two, its conclusions opening the doors for prevention.
Rating Scale May Save Lives
Eerily similar to the concept of CBS' hit series Person of Interest , where an ex-CIA agent uses science to identify crimes before they happen, a new study suggests the use of science and psychiatry to identify one particular self-inflicted crime.
Identifying the Signs of Youth Depression
Depression and mental illness in children and adolescents is a rising concern. About five percent of youth under age 18 suffer from depression at any given time, but their numbers are rising. Rates of depression and anxiety among American youth have increased steadily over the last fifty to seventy years, and children are the fastest growing group of depression sufferers.
The Economy's Depression Epidemic
The American Dream of a good job, home ownership and creating a better life for our children has long been the dream of many. But has that dream been shattered over the past few years of an economic recession?
Suicidal Teens Not Getting Enough Help
The teenage years are rarely easy for anyone, but for many it can be a time of severe depression or anxiety, even leading to suicidal thoughts.
Many College Students Consider Suicide
Going off to college is a major milestone in life, and an exciting time for many young adults. But it can also be a time of difficult adjustment and even despair, that can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Schools Learn to Cope with Suicide
Suicide can affect a family, peers and a community. A suicide occurring within a school community can shock the school to its core. During this time, emotions can be extreme and pain can be felt. One doesn't have to cope with a suicide tragedy alone; tools and resources are available to assist the coping process.
Understanding and Living with the Many Shades of Bipolar Disorder
Catherine Zeta-Jones deciding to seek treatment for Bipolar II sheds light on a mental illness that affects millions of Americans. Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic-depressive illness, is a complex spectrum of mental illness that can destroy lives. Literally.