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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The Pursuit of High Self-Esteem Is Making Us Miserable
“We think of boosts to self-esteem as analogous to sugar: tasty but not nutritious.”
Mindfulness Is a Capitalist Scam
In his new book, Ronald Purser cuts through the woo-woo hippy-dippy hype to show how the practice has been co-opted for nefarious means.
The Climate Crisis Is Damaging More Than the Environment
The mental health impacts of the imminent end of the world are, unsurprisingly, not great.
How People Are Navigating the Mental Health Crisis With 'Surf Therapy'
The term itself has only been in common usage for the last five years or so, but it's so effective that charities like The Wave Project have now established referral pathways with the NHS.
What It Feels Like to Learn Your Rapist Is Dead
“There was a part of me that felt he never got a fair shake in life.”
What's Gone On This Week: Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Give Brexit Back to the Public
The only thing I can imagine being a bigger recruitment tool for the far-right than another referendum is if Corbyn tested the Queen's chin with a left-right combo outside The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
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.
School Isolation Is Hurting a Generation of Young People
Isolation booths have become a major part of the education system, but former students say that they amount to nothing less than psychological torture.
As We Approach the Nerdageddon, I'm Worried About What Comes Next
With the end of 'Game of Thrones', the Star Wars sequel saga and the MCU as we know it, the monoculture is taking a massive hit.
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.