Police are not mental health professionals, but they have become the de facto first responders for mental health crises—with troubling consequences. Officers spend some 60 hours learning to use guns but an average of just 8 hours of “Crisis Intervention Training.” Yet a …

Countries are failing to shield a billion children from physical, sexual, or psychological violence each year, the UN warns

Thailand got COVID-19 under control with 3,100 confirmed cases and 58 deaths using a vigorous public health response—anchored by 1 million+ health volunteers who sewed masks by night and distributed them, along with pandemic-fighting messages, by day.

A spate of horrific incidents has broken through the flood of coronavirus headlines to reveal another contagion: a fear of black men, writes John Blake for CNN. 

A third of Americans report signs of clinical anxiety or depression in a US Census Bureau poll, documenting COVID-19’s alarming impact on mental health. That’s a huge jump from before the pandemic, with twice as many people reporting signs of depression compared to a 2014…

The pandemic has forced a “morbid, real-time experiment” in the impact of mass social isolation.  

Life is slowly beginning to return to normal in Wuhan, China—but the mental health fallout from COVID-19 is only just beginning.   Early surveys show Chinese medical workers, recovered patients, and the general public are experiencing considerable psychological distress…

“Eco-anxiety” or “climate depression” are real threats to children’s mental health. 57% of American teens report being scared by climate change and 52% report anger, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll released last fall. 

Incarcerated adolescents exhibit a troublingly high lifetime prevalence of mental and physical health challenges—from suicidal ideation to substance use, abnormal cervical screening results, and premature death, according to a Lancet Public Health review.    

They hoped that the drug would stop Alzheimer’s before it started—but “crushing” results have shown that 2 experimental drugs failed to slow cognitive decline.   The study, led by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, involved healthy subjects with a rare…