Reporter's Notebook

Breaking 'the curse' of disabled children in South Africa

The government estimates as many as 600,000 children with disabilities are not getting an education.

Breaking 'the curse' of disabled children in South Africa

Mental health

What do you do when the anti-psychotic drugs run out?

The country's economic strife has left the healthcare system struggling to cope with a growing mental health crisis.

Venezuela's spiralling mental healthcare crisis

Europe

British Asians challenge the stigma of mental illness

Those affected say the community needs to do more to shake off negative perceptions surrounding mental health.

British Asians challenge the stigma of mental illness

International Women's Day

House of women in Paris, supports victims of abuse, FGM

Female victims of violence can get medical and psychological help - from reconstructive surgery, to therapy, to support.

Maison des Femmes in Paris, helps victims of abuse, FGM

Health

Rage rooms a smashing way to relieve stress in Russia

Russians can smash things, hurl paint and scream in rooms that let people to 'be the bad guy without getting arrested'.

Canada

Canada's Indigenous call for national suicide strategy

Two girls committed suicide in Ontario after Ottawa turned down local request for funding to stop youth 'suicide pact'.

Canada's Indigenous call for national suicide strategy

Mental health

'Devil Boy': Down's syndrome in Sierra Leone

In a country that demonises mental disabilities, a mother recalls the journey of her community's acceptance and remorse.

'Devil Boy': Down's syndrome in Sierra Leone

Fault Lines

The Final Call: Why Firefighters Commit Suicide

Fault Lines explores the hidden epidemic of suicide among US firefighters and asks why more isn't being done to help.

Latin America

Guyana's high suicide rate

How is the country addressing the epidemic?

Guyana's high suicide rate

Death penalty

Pakistan urged to halt execution of mentally ill inmate

Politicians and activists say man facing the gallows is a paranoid schizophrenic who does not deserve the death penalty.

Pakistan president urged to halt Imdad Ali execution

TechKnow

Can ecstasy drug therapy help cure PTSD?

TechKnow looks at the controversy surrounding psychedelic science and asks if a party drug can help cure trauma.

Reporter's Notebook

An artist's struggle to help others overcome self-harm

Al Jazeera meets someone who finds comfort in talking openly about self-harm, and a researcher who has written a guide for parents.

Mental health: An artist's struggle to help others overcome self-harm

Human Rights

Kashmir's mental health crisis

According to a recent report, 1.8 million Kashmiri adults suffer from some form of mental distress.

Kashmir's mental health crisis

Humanitarian crises

Healing Central African Republic's traumatised children

At classes for youngsters suffering from PTSD, girls draw pictures of men with guns, missing limbs and lost children.

Healing Central African Republic's traumatised children

Thailand

South Thailand's battle against the trauma of conflict

After more than a decade of conflict, the violence in Thailand's deep south takes a toll on people's mental wellbeing.

South Thailand's battle against the trauma of conflict