Counting the Cost

Gaming addiction: Are we asking the right questions?

Is gaming addiction a mental health issue or a distraction from valid questions surrounding technology development.

Switzerland

WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health disorder'

The World Health Organization's decision to label addiction to digital and video games as a mental health condition puts it at odds with gaming industry organisations.

REWIND

Australia's Lost Generation: Battling Aboriginal Suicide

Australian Aboriginal youth suicide rates are among the highest in the world, so how can communities save their youths?

Child rights

Gaza children 'on brink of mental health crisis'

Research by the rights group found 95 percent of young people surveyed in Gaza showed deep psychological distress.

Middle East

Life in Gaza: Palestinians' struggle to survive

In the midst of the economic struggle to survive, Palestinians in Gaza are dealing with a mental health crisis as new traumas compound old ones.

The Listening Post

Locked up alone: Solitary confinement in the US

We examine one of the biggest human rights issue in the US that most Americans have never heard of.

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