Gang violence

Mexico's 'invisible' wounds of gang violence

Mental health crisis unfolds in the country after years of drug wars and little psychological help.

Crime

Knife crime casts long shadow over parts of London

Only four months into the New Year, 50 lives have already been lost due to knife and gun crime in the UK capital.

The UK's knife crime shadow looms over London

Egypt

Egypt bans Blue Whale 'social media suicide game'

Although the game has existed for two years, evidence linking actual suicides to the game has yet to be produced.

Egypt bans Blue Whale social media game over suicide claims

UpFront

Depression and anxiety: Have we got it wrong?

Author Johann Hari says society is both the cause and cure for depression and anxiety.

Depression and anxiety: Have we got it wrong?

UpFront

Has Bashar al-Assad won the war in Syria?

We ask if al-Assad and his allies can claim victory in Syria, and author Johann Hari discusses depression.

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