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If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 9-8-8, or the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline received over 1.7 million calls, texts and chats in its first five months. That’s nearly half a million more than… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — As the new school year begins, teachers at many schools across the country are adding a new component to their routines: a mental health check-in with… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Starting July 16, people in mental health crisis will have a new way to reach out for help. Instead of dialing the current 10-digit National Suicide… Read More
President Trump has signed a bipartisan bill creating a three-digit hotline for mental health emergencies. Mental health advocates say it’ll bring mental health crisis response into the 21st century.
The drug dexamethasone is a cheap, widely available steroid. But how long should COVID-19 patients take it, and what are the side effects?
Surveys show today’s political climate is affecting people’s mood, relationships and health. How do you stay engaged with democracy without letting the stress ruin your day?
The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.
The current suicide hotline — 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 — has helped many people. But it’s long and tough to remember in a crisis. The FCC is proposing a new national, three-digit number.
Unfortunately it may not be a coincidence that several mass shooting incidents took place in one week. Research shows perpetrators are often inspired by media coverage of other shootings.
A study finds that about 7 percent of all teen homicides between 2003 and 2016 were committed by a romantic partner. The majority of victims were teen girls.
Psychologists and the FBI say they are getting a better understanding of the mix of factors that lead some kids to open fire on a classroom. The shooting can be an act of desperation fueled by anger.
U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers.
As illegal meth use has made a comeback across the U.S., pregnant women have not been spared, doctors say. New research shows rural areas in the South, Midwest and West have been hit hardest.
Evidence shows there’s a link between depressed parents and their offspring. But a new study suggests that when teens benefit from treatment for their depression, there’s a ripple effect on parents.
For people who end up in the emergency room after a suicide attempt, safety planning helps them map out coping tools and get help to prevent future attempts.
A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or convicted of a crime, suggesting a need to involve police, courts and jails in treating addiction.
You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.
A nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna finds that loneliness is widespread in America. Millennials and people in Generation Z tend to feel lonelier than retirees.