At GHN, we read thousands of stories every year. Some of them stick with us even after the headlines fade. The best help us see what had been invisible, reveal a new perspective, and make us think.  

A Los Angeles Times investigation into California’s psychiatric facilities revealed 100+ preventable deaths in the past decade and a mental health system fraught with opaque record-keeping, breakdowns in care, and families kept in the dark.     No single agency tracks…

The Americans most at risk for developing Alzheimer’s/dementia may be trying “useless” prevention methods. Poor health conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes are linked to higher risks. Many respondents reported trying prevention methods like supplements or…

Sierra Leone’s history of civil war and Ebola has contributed to widespread mental health problems. 10% of the country’s population experiences them. With just 2 practicing psychiatrists in the country, 99% go untreated. International NGOs haven’t provided sustainable…

Until recently, there was little research dedicated to understanding nonsuicidal self-injury like cutting. 1 in 5 adolescents (particularly girls) report self-harm. For 20% of them, the behavior can become an addiction. Once considered a symptom of…

For decades, a woman in Medellín, Colombia sidestepped the dementia that was an early death sentence for generations of her family, The New York Times 

Gaming advocates in South Korea want the WHO to drop “Internet gaming disorder” from its list of classified diseases, even as the government considers adding it to their own disease roster.   Industry advocates say that would undercut South Korea’s economy. In 2017…

Liberians are demanding better mental health services a decade after devastating civil wars—and later Ebola—created an extraordinary need for services. Benjamin Harris, one of the only psychiatrists in Liberia, found that 70% of students he interviewed had witnessed people…

50% of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have vacated a job for mental-health reasons, Business Insider reports on a new study. Millennials face high rates of burnout—recently declared a WHO-classified syndrome—working longer hours while strapped with student loan debt and…

Resilience—the personal resources an individual has to effectively deal with difficult challenges—may be key in mitigating impacts of stress during pregnancy and postpartum depression.