Police mistake someone who is mentally ill as an immediate threat, and the person in crisis ends up dead at the hands of law enforcement.  

Children with life-threatening illnesses need psychosocial support and palliative care to alleviate pain and suffering—but sometimes, resources are maxed out on medical needs.   That’s true in many parts of South Africa, where just 8 organizations provide pediatric…

A pandemic lockdown, school closures, and a shocking 90% unemployment rate have made it easy for youths in Harare to see crystal meth as an escape, 

A decade after the start of the Syrian civil war, a “Syrian PTSD crisis” has taken hold, according to a 

Glaring inequities have effectively made good eye health a luxury of the wealthy when it should be an indispensable piece of universal health care, according to

Pain research has long relied on methods like the McGill Pain Questionnaire, which helps doctors treat pain by prompting patients to attach a certain vocabulary and meaning to it. But people with Alzheimer’s can be robbed of the cognitive ability to communicate their pain—…

As countries scramble to respond to the pandemic, mental health professionals are warning of an emerging youth mental health crisis,

The stress of the pandemic led to the suicide of a 35-year-old Canadian emergency physician this month.  

When the pandemic hit, the cruise industry was trapped in a perfect storm of strict travel restrictions, inadequate mental health support, and a vast network of low-paid crew members from across the globe.   Tragically, several crew members took their own lives under…

In Japan, October alone saw more deaths from suicide than COVID-19 deaths for the whole year to date.   The country has long had one of the world’s highest suicide rates, but recent years had seen suicides decline—until the pandemic hit.   In October suicides among…