Portugal's Eusebio, left, and England's Nobby Stiles have a heading duel for the ball during their World Cup semi-final match at Wembley, London, July 26, 1966.

Former UK football players risk developing dementia at high rates, new study says


Defenders — who usually head the ball the most — have a five-fold risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study led by UK neuropathologist Dr. Willie Stewart.

For one of their projects, children were asked to draw two worlds: the reality they live in today and an imaginary world they would like for themselves, and then connect the two with a bridge.

A mental health crisis on Lesbos is worsening 

Demonstrators hold a sign reading "Defund the police" during a protest over the death of a Black man, Daniel Prude, after police put a spit hood over his head during an arrest on March 23, in Rochester, New York, September 6, 2020.

Stockholm’s mental health ambulance could help the US rethink policing

Health & Medicine
Women wearing masks to prevent contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) ride a subway train in Seoul, South Korea, on June 12, 2015.

Past epidemics underscore importance of mental health amid COVID-19

A family of men sit on a porch and cry with their heads down.

In Nigeria, Twitter therapists and ‘tuk-tuk’ counselors make up for a gap in mental health care

Health & Medicine
Children hold up signs protesting climate change.

How climate change is affecting mental health


As the climate crisis escalates, researchers are looking into how mental health is being impacted by scientists’ gloomy predictions of scientists.

Global mental health issues woefully overlooked

Health & Medicine

The United Nations has made it a goal to improve maternal and child health, but mental health issues around the world remain woefully overlooked.

Sebastian Junger, director of the Oscar-nominated war documentary "Restrepo."

Sebastian Junger on PTSD: ‘It’s coming home that’s actually the trauma’


Veterans’ post-traumatic stress may have less to do with what fighters see on the battlefield and more with the kind of society the soldiers return to. That’s what veteran war correspondent Sebastian Junger believes after researching the topic and talking to veterans of America’s wars.

"Deepali," who lives in Delhi with her parents, was twice committed to a mental institution against her will, even though her doctor said she didn't need that kind of treatment.

One woman in India battles the label, and stigma, of mental illness


In India, mental health problems still carry a heavy stigma, and it’s difficult to get adequate treatment. One woman, who was misdiagnosed, still suffers the consequences.

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In Arizona’s wake, gun control for the mentally ill?

Conflict & Justice

Much has been made of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner’s troubled state of mind by police and former classmates. But if Loughner’s mental issues were a factor in Saturday’s attacks, does it follow that we should screen people for mental illness before allowing them to purchase guns? Is this even possible? And more importantly, do […]