Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey making mental health documentary for Apple

Harry, who had come close to a breakdown after the death of his mother Princess Diana when he was 12, has made mental health campaigning one of his priorities. Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attends a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House in London, Britain, March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS/Files Oprah … Read more

New intervention doubles quit rate among smokers with severe mental illness

A dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double quit rates at six months compared to standard care, research by the University of York has revealed. Led by the University of York’s Mental Health and Addiction Research Group, SCIMITAR+ is the largest ever trial to support smoking cessation among people … Read more

Harvard addresses student mental health with new task force

Provost convenes task force to address students’ psychological well-being Mario Small (from left), Emma Dench, and Matt Nock head up the task force on managing student mental health. A proactive response as student mental health issues increase at Harvard and nationwide This semester, the Office of the Provost convened a task force on managing student … Read more

Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Accumulated depression and anxiety can predict a person’s likelihood of developing memory problems. Scientists have already shown that depression and other mental health problems can affect … Read more

Commentary: What postnatal depression really feels like

Assumptions and expectations of motherhood are leaving many new mothers with deteriorating mental health, researchers from Queen’s University Belfast point out. (Photo: Unsplash/Kevin Liang) BELFAST: Motherhood can be a source of joy, but it can also pose difficulties and challenges – particularly, in the postnatal period. It is a time when some mothers’ emotional and physical … Read more

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