The Chilling Mystery of High-Altitude Suicides
US counties above 4,000 feet have twice as many suicides as counties at 2,000 feet. Is it because there's less oxygen in the air, or is something else going on?
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The Sort of Parents ‘Generation Anxiety’ Will Grow Up to Be
How mental health intersects with our decision on whether or not to have kids in the future.
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I Lost My Own Therapist to Suicide
It’s been about a year since Mark’s death. In that time, my perspective on empathy has changed dramatically.
How Letter Writing Became an Unexpected Mental Health Aid
More people have realised how taking pen to paper can force you to consider the nuances, logic and depth of your thoughts.
What Happened When I Stopped Going to Therapy
"During the last loss of both therapist and psychiatrist, I became technically homeless for four months."
Record Numbers of Students Are Disclosing Their Mental Health Status
What is it like as a fresher when you tell your university that you have a mental illness?
What It's Like to Be Diagnosed With Depression at Eight Years Old
"In year 4, getting up each day was a battle for me and my parents. I began finding it difficult to walk. I started getting excruciating headaches."
Depictions of Mental Health On TV Have a Class Problem
While shows like 'Fleabag' successfully reckon with the psychological and existential crises facing young people today, they fail to acknowledge the financial one.
Tracey Emin's 'A Fortnight of Tears' Is Catharsis in Action
The show at south London's White Cube Gallery sees Emin meditating on love, loss and insomnia, to frequently devastating effect.
Brexit Is a Nightmare for Farmers’ Mental Health
Many British agricultural workers already struggle with rural isolation and financial strain. Now, Brexit uncertainty is making things significantly worse.
The Remarkable Benefits of Cold Water Swimming
More and more people are starting their days with a dip in ice cold water, with some saying it dramatically improves their ability to manage depression.
This Week in Science
This Is the Best Kind of Disguise to Conceal Your Identity
This week in science: using brain imaging to predict who will respond to antidepressants, how your personality rubs off on your cat, and a disguise that is surprisingly effective.