The National Football Leagues faces a lawsuit claiming the NFL put its business relationship with official helmet maker Riddell before the safety of its players. The lawsuit also accuses the helmet company of making inadequate football helmets for years, despite improvements in their latest line.
Researchers, in preliminary research, have found Botox might bring relief to patients suffering from depression or anger issues. Though Botox is typically used cosmetically and for a number of health issues, some hope this means it could be used for mental health reasons in the future.
War simulations are being used by the military to mentally prepare and test soldiers for the stressful conditions they could face during war. Researchers hope to prevent future cases of PTSD among combat veterans through new initiatives they're testing now.
Scientists have found a number of genetic triggers common to five different major psychiatric diseases, pushing them in new directions for potentially one day treating or preventing the diseases all together. But there's still a long way to go before that day comes.
Thousands of former professional football players and their wives have filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League. Now, the NFL is faced with ameliorating the problem, as well as, perhaps, a legal battle that the organization could lose.
The death of Aaron Swartz has added a new data point to the discussion of mental health services available in the United States. That's certainly the case. But for some people, his death is also an issue in an ongoing battle over copyright law.
The stigmatization of mental health illnesses in the U.S. military is but one factor in increased suicide rates among soldiers who have returned home. And though the Pentagon has said suicide prevention is a high priority, some critics say more action needs to be taken.
Tragedies linked to mental health have been in the news recently and they've sparked a conversation around the unmet mental health needs in the United States. Healthcare professionals are beginning to rethink the way America approaches mental health care.
As the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., unfolded, many parents were faced with the challenge of talking to their children about the horrific and senseless acts that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary. But one mother took to her blog in an effort to start a conversation about what some are calling the elephant in the room.
South Korea has some of the highest suicide rates in the country — and yet people still won't talk about how to get help. But the Seoul government is trying to combat the problem, by changing the atmosphere and environment on one bridge that has proven to be a regular spot of suicide attempts.