Latin America

Venezuela mental health institutions struggle in economic crisis

Years of economic hardship are taking a shocking toll on Venezuela's most vulnerable, leaving psychiatric patients without doctors, food or medicine.

Health

'My identity went': Mental health issues torment trailing spouses

When women follow their husbands on an expatriate journey, they often experience loneliness and loss of self worth.

'My identity went': Mental health issues torment trailing spouses

Mental health

Why Romanian migrant women suffer from 'Italy syndrome'

Romanians care for the elderly in Italy but long hours, loneliness and mistreatment lead to mental health problems.

Why Romanian migrant women suffer from 'Italy syndrome'

Australia

Australian govt loses vote on blocking asylum seekers' treatment

If the bill becomes law, refugees held in offshore facilities could be transferred to Australia for treatment.

Australian govt loses vote on blocking asylum seekers' treatment

Mental health

How Daar-na takes a culturally sensitive approach to psychosis

Immigrants have higher rates of psychosis. A Dutch care facility believes culture should be part of treatment.

How Daar-na takes a culturally sensitive approach to psychosis

South Sudan

In South Sudan, stigma and underfunding plague mental health care

Only three psychiatrists practice in war-torn South Sudan, where many people believe in supernatural possession.

In South Sudan, stigma and underfunding plague mental health care

The Listening Post

Radio La Colifata: Argentina's 'loony radio'

Mental patients broadcast around the world from an Argentine mental asylum.

Mental health

Healing trauma in South Sudan through mental health programmes

Trauma caused by years of conflict remain largely untreated with lack of mental care in South Sudan.

Healing trauma in South Sudan through mental health programmes

Health

Qatar's WISH summit tackles 'human-centred' healthcare redesign

Global disease, mental health and fake drug detection spotlight at Doha's innovative health summit.

Qatar's WISH summit tackles 'human-centred' healthcare redesign

Talk to Al Jazeera

Richard Graham: Why gaming addiction is on the rise

Psychiatrist Dr Richard Graham discusses why gaming is so addictive and how it can be treated.

Health

ADHD overdiagnosis in younger students, says global study

Researchers are warning teachers and clinicians are mistaking immaturity for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Palestine

Palestinians in Gaza face mounting mental health crisis

Suffering in silence - suicidal tendencies and depression are among the less obvious scars for Palestinians trying to fight against Israeli occupation.

United States

Chicago's Sip of Hope - a cafe where it's OK not to be OK

Prompted by the suicide rate in the United States, a coffee shop in Chicago is trying to reach out to those struggling with mental health issues.

Health

Grief, guilt and hope: Caring for one with Alzheimer's

What is Alzheimer's? What are the signs? And how can families cope with a disease that can affect all aspects of life?

Alzheimer's Day: The journey of caring for one with the disease

Aboriginal Australians

What's behind high Aboriginal youth suicide rates?

Pat Dudgeon explains why suicide rates among young Aboriginals are so high and what can be done to stem the tide.

What's behind high Aboriginal youth suicide rates?