What is the best diet for mental health?

Researchers have increasingly been studying the effects of diet and nutrition on mental health. Many of them have noticed that people who follow a standard Western diet, which includes highly processed foods and added sugars, have higher risks of developing anxiety and depression. Although the majority of the research to date has focused on the benefits of the Mediterranean…

Ellie Goulding health: River singer on her hidden health issue

ELLIE GOULDING has become well known for her chart-topping success over the years, and her latest single, a cover of Joni Mitchell’s River, is set to be another hit. But one thing fans of the star may not know is her struggle with anxiety in the past. Ellie Goulding, 32, opened up about her experiences…

Why are there so few prisoners in the Netherlands?

The Dutch justice system is cutting jail populations by offering specialist rehabilitation to people with mental illnesses When Stefan Koning, who has a history of psychosis, was found guilty of threatening a stranger with a knife, a long custodial sentence might have felt like the only answer. In fact, after a short spell in jail,…

To Boost Mental Health, Spend Time in ‘Blue’ Spaces

Researchers know that spending time in green spaces like parks improves mental health. What about “blue” spaces? Recognizing that integrating nature into cities is an effective public health strategy to improve mental health. Doctors around the world now administer “green prescriptions” — where patients are encouraged to spend time in local nature spaces — based…

Have you found meaning in life? Answer determines health and well-being

Study examines meaning in life and relationship with physical, mental and cognitive functioning Over the last three decades, meaning in life has emerged as an important question in medical research, especially in the context of an aging population. A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that the…

Depression: 35 extra minutes of exercise daily slashes risk

It is common knowledge that exercise is good for physical health, but a new study shows that it can also help curtail episodes of depression, even in those who have an increased genetic risk. According to the researchers, who are from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the study is the first of its kind….

Harris to Propose Doubling Mental Health Treatment Beds

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual mental health counseling. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants to double the number of mental health treatment beds available across the country and increase access to virtual…

Nigeria urged to ban chaining people with mental health issues

Human Rights Watch calls on government to probe mental health centres as it documents abuse in various facilities. DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES An international rights group has called the Nigerian government to ban chaining as it condemned the “terrible” abuse faced by thousands of people with mental health conditions…

How does temperature affect mental health?

According to a recent study, there is an association between hotter temperatures and an increase both in the number of hospital visits for mental health reasons and in suicide rates. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and globally. MEET ANTHONY NWEKE A VETERAN AUTHOR According to the National…