Health

Death at the dinner table

Blake Sifton was born to a family of funeral directors. He explores the prevalence of mental illness in the profession.

Death at the dinner table

United States

US: Justice for American veterans with PTSD

Veteran Courts offer treatment as an alternative to time in jail for veterans who face criminal convictions in the US.

US: Justice for American veterans with PTSD

United Kingdom

Nine lifestyle changes could cut dementia risk: study

Maintaining good hearing, exercise, education and social activity among ways to prevent memory loss, study finds.

Nine lifestyle changes could cut dementia risk: Lancet

Mental health

Mental health care and rising suicides in UK prisons

"He called me and said very calmly, 'Dad, I have to kill myself'": Why suicides in UK prisons are at an all-time high.

Mental health care and rising suicides in UK prisons

Opinion

The United States of insanity

Trump's America may seem like a cruel new psychology experiment but US society has been sick for quite some time.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

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

Audio

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. A piece for Aljazeera.com by Shafik Mandhai. Read by Kate Arkless Gray.

British Asians challenge the stigma of mental illness

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