A single hospital ward with 8 beds, served by one psychologist isn’t enough for any country’s mental health program—but especially not for war-torn South Sudan, home to more than 10 million.   One survey found signs of PTSD in over 40% of people surveyed in 6 states.…

We were late to the party on weighted blankets—but all it takes is one article and boom, we suddenly can’t live without one this Christmas. Long valuable in quelling symptoms of PTSD and autism, the item has become Insta-famous and is selling like heavy hotcakes. The…

Could video games help military veterans with mental or behavioral health problems?  Michelle Colder Carras, PhD, interviewed 20 US vets who were in treatment at a Veterans Administration facility. Colder Carras, now an assistant professor at the Netherlands’…

Nigeria has 200 million people and just 250 psychiatrists, making therapy a luxury. So when 26-year-old investment banker Hauwa Ojeifo was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and PTSD, she sought refuge on her blog.

As unprecedented numbers of refugees continue to arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos, a small cadre of mental health providers is struggling to help traumatized migrants. With scarce time and resources, NGO-based therapists are often limited to helping refugees manage…

Thousands of Cambodian refugees fleeing the Khmer Rouge genocide ended up in Lowell, Massachusetts needing care for a range of issues—but found western health care intimidating. Instead of expecting traumatized patients to adapt to the sterile exam rooms that reminded them…

For US soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD or a traumatic brain injury, healing is a daunting challenge. Their first step in a healing arts program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: Make a mask. The papier-mâché masks help them express…