Pyeongchang 2018

Eating disorders: The dark side of figure skating

Figure skaters go great lengths to preserve their 'body image' which has serious repercussions on their health.

Eating disorders: The dark side of figure skating

Mental health

Suicide, social media, and a Japanese serial killer

Many young Japanese take to Twitter to discuss suicidal thoughts, and at least nine fell prey to a mass murderer.

Suicide, social media, and a Japanese serial killer

PTSD

Memories of a veteran firefighter

A personal insight into PTSD and why being a firefighter for the US military takes a huge psychological toll.

Memories of a veteran firefighter

PTSD

The battle within: Treating PTSD in military veterans

Vietnam veterans were the first to have the term PTSD applied to them, but is the US doing enough for its war veterans?

The battle within: Treating PTSD in military veterans

PTSD

US vet: The day I killed the first enemy in combat

Dante Sowell is one of many US military veterans struggling with PTSD.

US veteran: The day I killed the first enemy in combat

Gun violence

'Most mass shootings not committed by mentally ill'

Health experts warn that research does not back up the argument that mass shootings are a 'mental health problem'.

US: 'Most mass shootings not committed by mentally ill'

Mental health

'Real Autism' in Poland

Bartek 'doesn't have a problem' and isn't 'sick'. He has Asperger's and is on a mission to challenge stereotypes.

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