Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school

IMAGE: Benefits of peer support programs at schools view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — An estimated one in five teenagers has symptoms of a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. […]

Doctors should change the way that they ask patients about self-harm and suicide

Doctors can better help patients with mental health concerns by adopting a different questioning style around self-harm and suicide, experts have said. New research warns patients may find it difficult to disclose thoughts of self-harm because of the way in which GPs ask about them. Academics who examined consultations found that GPs were prone […]

Increased social media use linked to developing depression, research finds

IMAGE: Brian Primack, University of Arkansas view more  Credit: University of Arkansas Young adults who increased their use of social media were significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, according to a new national study authored by Dr. Brian Primack, dean of the College of Education and Health Professions and professor of public health […]

Measuring broken hearts: divorce has negative effects on physical and mental health

Going through a divorce is extremely challenging and previous research has highlighted the adverse effects that it can have on divorcees. A recent study in open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology is the first to examine health impacts immediately after a divorce. The study found that the mental and physical health of recent divorcees was worse […]

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. to publish Journal of Correctional Health Care

IMAGE: Journal focusing on this complex and evolving field. An invaluable resource for clinicians, allied health practitioners, and administrators, it provides the latest research and developments in clinical care for chronic… view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, October 23, 2020–The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) ( has awarded the […]

Conversation about suicide prevention leads to safe gun storage

IMAGE: Forefront Suicide Prevention volunteers talk with visitors to the Safer Night Out community event in Walla Walla, Wash., in August 2019. view more  Credit: Forefront Suicide Prevention/University of Washington Talking to people at gun shows about suicide prevention and the risks of unsecured firearms can lead to safe weapons storage, according to a new study. […]