There’s been an outpouring of grief over the late Robin Williams – why do we care so much about the death of a celebrity we may never have even met?
If you think you’re helping a sad friend or family member by offering positive thoughts, you may be wrong. Many people prefer empathy over optimism.
Why do minorities show lower rates of using mental health care than whites? The answer could be cultural – or as simple as a lack of available care.
Hiring a friend, family member, or someone you network with for a job sounds logical – but in fact, passing over someone more qualified can be harmful.
A recent study found hurricanes with feminine-sounding names had more fatalities. Could implicit sexism, assuming that a girly name is weaker, be the cause?
The link between mental illness and crime is lower than you think – but it increases significantly when substance abuse comes into the picture.
Veterans have high suicide rates, particularly those with PTSD – and the longer a vet waits for treatment, the higher the risk. Is the VA’s mental health treatment system causing deaths?
Frequent Internet and computer use can be unhealthy for youth – but what about older Americans? New finds show the web warding off depression in old age.
How does long-term unemployment, such as many suffer during an economic downturn, affect our mental health? Are the unemployed more likely to be depressed?
Cosmetic surgery can help you change your appearance, but what if you have body dysmorphic disorder? BDD without psychotherapy can mean that plastic surgery makes you feel worse.