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4 hours ago

Lawmakers of color propose more school funding to diversify mental health field

Jamaal Bowman's new bill would provide grants to HBCUs and others to create, expand or improve graduate-level programs in mental health fields
4 hours ago
Lawmakers of color propose more school funding to diversify mental health field
April 3, 2024 at 6:35 PM

Mental health screening increased mood diagnosis in pregnant women

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discusses the benefits of mental health screenings and access to care amongst pregnant women.
April 3, 2024 at 6:35 PM
Mental health screening increased mood diagnosis in pregnant women
April 2, 2024 at 6:46 PM

Girls' mental health suffered the most during pandemic, data shows

Mental health ER visits for young people rose during the pandemic.
April 2, 2024 at 6:46 PM
Mental health of girls suffered the most during pandemic, data shows
April 2, 2024 at 4:36 PM

New study finds alarming increase in mental health emergencies among kids

The study, published in Academic Emergency Medicine, found that pediatric emergency departments saw an increase of children and adolescents in need of psychiatric admission during the pandemic.
April 2, 2024 at 4:36 PM
New study finds alarming increase in mental health emergencies among kids
March 25, 2024 at 3:30 PM

Indian students' deaths highlight need for improved mental health resources: Experts

The deaths of seven Indian college students across the U.S. in less than two months is raising serious questions about mental health concerns among that population.
March 25, 2024 at 3:30 PM
Indian students' deaths highlight need for improved mental health resources: Experts
March 21, 2024 at 1:16 AM

By The Numbers: World Happiness Report

A look at the numbers behind the United States having its lowest ranking in The World Happiness Report since its inception.
March 21, 2024 at 1:16 AM
By The Numbers: World Happiness Report
March 20, 2024 at 11:24 PM

US no longer one of the happiest countries in the world

Our panel explores which country is the happiest in the world, according to a new report. Plus, a look at Texas’ controversial immigration bill, SB4.
March 20, 2024 at 11:24 PM
US no longer one of the happiest countries in the world
March 20, 2024 at 11:20 PM

Are Americans less happy?

The new World Happiness rankings are out, and for the first time in 12 years, the United States is not in the top 20.
March 20, 2024 at 11:20 PM
Are Americans less happy?
March 20, 2024 at 8:39 PM

The US slides ranking in the happiest country in the world, report says

ABC News medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton discusses steps to feel happier, such as resting more and diet changes, as the U.S. slides to 23rd happiest country in the world, a new report says.
March 20, 2024 at 8:39 PM
The US slides ranking in the happiest country in the world, report says
March 20, 2024 at 3:04 PM

US drops from top 20 of world's happiest countries

The U.S. has fallen eight spots and is no longer in the top 20 happiest countries in the world, falling behind countries like Canada, Israel, Kuwait, Lithuania and UAE.
March 20, 2024 at 3:04 PM
US drops from top 20 of world's happiest countries
1 month ago

Obesity independently associated with poor mental health, study shows

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discusses how depressive symptoms and low well-being score is associated with obesity.
1 month ago
Obesity independently associated with poor mental health, study shows
1 month ago

Medical debt in US associated with worse physical and mental health, premature death: Study

Medical debt across the U.S. is associated with worse physical and mental health, and even premature death.
1 month ago
Medical debt in US associated with worse health, premature death: Study
1 month ago

College students guide to mental health

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly one in three young adults 18 to 25 have experienced a mental illness. Psychologist Mia Nosanow joins “GMA” for more.
1 month ago
College students guide to mental health
1 month ago

Benefits of a mental health day

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discusses the benefits of a lazy day, such as reduced feelings of burnout and improved resiliency.
1 month ago
Benefits of a mental health day
1 month ago

Combating America’s Black mental health crisis

Susan L. Taylor of the National CARES Mentoring Movement (CARES) discusses how listening and mentorship can help prevent the high rate of suicide and attempted suicide by young Black people.
1 month ago
Combating America’s Black mental health crisis
2 months ago

Are tech giants fueling the youth mental health crisis?

Our panel spotlights New York City’s lawsuit against the companies behind Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok on the grounds they are intentionally getting children and teens addicted.
2 months ago
Are tech giants fueling the youth mental health crisis?
2 months ago

Causes behind Black women’s mental health inequities

Wizdom Powell, Chief Purpose Officer at Headspace, discusses the impact of “Black girl depression."
2 months ago
Causes behind Black women’s mental health inequities
2 months ago

Ketamine therapy for mental health a 'Wild West' for doctors and patients

Ketamine is emerging as an alternative mental health treatment, but with little regulation and varying treatment protocols, it’s a medical "wild west," practitioners say.
2 months ago
Ketamine therapy for mental health a 'Wild West' for doctors and patients
2 months ago

Black athletes open up about mental health

"GMA" co-anchor Michael Strahan leads a conversation with Solomon Thomas, Anna Cockrell and Karl-Anthony Towns about changing the narrative around mental health in the Black community.
2 months ago
Black athletes open up about mental health
2 months ago

Why the internet is talking about Elmo’s tweet

A post on the social media pages of "Sesame Street" character Elmo has received an outpouring of responses.
2 months ago
Why the internet is talking about Elmo’s tweet
3 months ago

Researchers discover treatment for children affected by anxiety

ABC's Dr. Alok Patel breaks down a new report out of the National Institutes of Health and American Journal of Psychiatry for children suffering from anxiety.
3 months ago
Researchers discover treatment for children affected by anxiety
3 months ago

How power outages can affect physical and mental health

Power outages are particularly dangerous for those who use medical devices.
3 months ago
How power outages can affect physical and mental health
3 months ago

HBCU administrator's death by suicide prompts calls for president's resignation

Calls of resignation are growing against Lincoln University of Missouri President John Moseley following the suicide death of Antoinette "Bonnie" Candia-Bailey.
3 months ago
HBCU administrator's death by suicide prompts calls for president's resignation
3 months ago

Woman says secret to 120-pound weight loss was mental transformation

"People see the obvious aesthetic changes," Sandeepa Rathnayaka said. "But the true transformation has been on the inside."
3 months ago
Woman says secret to 120-pound weight loss was mental transformation
3 months ago

New bill aims to provide mental health assistance

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer announced the Securing Facilities for Mental Health Services Act, which if passed, would address roadblocks that psychiatric hospitals face when it comes to expanding.
3 months ago
New bill aims to provide mental health assistance
3 months ago

I focused on my mental health and lost over 100 pounds

Terray Kauffman Buel lost over 100 pounds in less than two years.
3 months ago
I focused on my mental health and lost over 100 pounds
3 months ago

The national issue of criminalizing our mentally ill

Law enforcement is often left to handle mental health cases, experts say, criminalizing our mentally ill.
3 months ago
The national issue of criminalizing our mentally ill
3 months ago

5 foods that may help you stay positive and get a 'mood boost'

Some foods are as good for your mental health as your physical health.
3 months ago
5 foods that may help you stay positive and get a 'mood boost'
3 months ago

Non-profit uses personalized songs to help children and teens who are struggling

The Songs of Love Foundation uplifts children and teenagers who are facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges with personalized songs.
3 months ago
Non-profit uses personalized songs to help children and teens who are struggling
3 months ago

What supplements can I take to improve my mood during winter months?

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton answers your health questions and shares tips for treating loneliness with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.
3 months ago
What supplements can I take to improve my mood during winter months?
4 months ago

5 tips on how to maintain health and wellness during the holiday season

As the holidays arrive and people attend gatherings with family and loved ones, many will stray from their daily routines but maintaining your health is possible.
4 months ago
5 tips on how to maintain health and wellness during the holiday season
4 months ago

FAA to reexamine rules on mental health treatment in aviation industry

Pilots, flight attendants and experts met during a summit to discuss challenges and barriers that aviation professionals face to receiving care for mental health issues.
4 months ago
FAA to reexamine rules on mental health treatment in aviation industry
4 months ago

'You either lie or you seek help': Pilots and officials speak out at mental health summit

Pilots, flight attendants, and experts met to discuss challenges and barriers aviation professionals face to receive care for mental health issues.
4 months ago
'You either lie or you seek help': Pilots, officials speak at mental health summit
5 months ago

How Rosalynn Carter became a champion for mental health

The former first lady had been a patron of mental health advocacy since her husband's first campaign for Georgia governor.
5 months ago
How Rosalynn Carter became a champion for mental health
5 months ago

Marathon runner raises awareness of disparities in maternal health

Tricia Quartey-Sagaille had a real fear of dying during childbirth when she gave birth to her son last year and now she's raising awareness about the racial disparities in maternal health care.
5 months ago
Marathon runner raises awareness of disparities in maternal health
5 months ago

Singer Jewel is on a mental health mission

The Grammy-winner is launching her second annual "not alone challenge," reminding people they aren't alone for the holidays and providing free mental health tools.
5 months ago
Singer Jewel is on a mental health mission
5 months ago

After mass shooting, problems with Maine's mental healthcare system come into focus: Experts

Maine has been trying to address the mental health of residents, but experts say the state is running into challenges including long waitlists and a reduced workforce.
5 months ago
Maine is running into challenges as it tries to address mental health, experts say
5 months ago

Lawsuit claims Mark Zuckerberg allegedly ignored warnings about Instagram's impact on young users' mental health

Meta could be forced to pay retribution to users if the lawsuit moves forward.
5 months ago
Lawsuit claims Mark Zuckerberg ignored warnings about Instagram, mental health
5 months ago

The effect of Ozempic use on mental health

Some psychiatrists are incorporating prescriptions for the diabetes and weight loss drug into their patients’ care.
5 months ago
The effect of Ozempic use on mental health
5 months ago

How to stay informed while prioritizing your mental health

Mental health counselor and wellness expert Pervis Taylor shares tips on how to manage your mental health while staying informed on current events.
5 months ago
How to stay informed while prioritizing your mental health
6 months ago

Maine shooting suspect's mental health raised concerns at summer deployment

A U.S. Department of Defense official confirmed to ABC News that Robert Card, an Army reservist, was "behaving erratically" while deployed over the summer in upstate New York.
6 months ago
Maine shooting suspect's mental health raised concerns at summer deployment
6 months ago

How mental health plays into Maine mass shooting

ABC News contributor and retired secret service agent Donald Milhalek breaks down potential strategies for the police during their search.
6 months ago
How mental health plays into Maine mass shooting
6 months ago

Healthcare workers facing a mental health crisis, report says

A new report from the CDC shows that health care workers are reporting a mental health crisis following the pandemic. Dr. Jen explains.
6 months ago
Healthcare workers facing a mental health crisis, report says
6 months ago

Facebook, Instagram harm young people's mental health, lawsuit says

Dozens of states are taking action Tuesday against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, for allegedly harming young people's mental health.
6 months ago
Facebook, Instagram harm young people's mental health, lawsuit says
6 months ago

Social media and kids’ mental health

Forty-two states are suing Facebook’s owner, Meta, claiming the company uses algorithms to keep kids hooked. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii has Meta’s response.
6 months ago
Social media and kids’ mental health
6 months ago

How families can help each other manage mental health

A recent report looks at how parents' and teens' emotional health is interconnected, and the benefits of that relationship.
6 months ago
How families can help each other manage mental health
6 months ago

Health care workers report worse mental health

Workers said they're also experiencing anxiety and depression.
6 months ago
Health care workers report worse mental health
6 months ago

Health care workers report increase in burnout, harassment since the COVID pandemic: CDC

A new CDC report published Tuesday found health care workers are experiencing worse mental health since the COVID pandemic and it's reaching "crisis levels."
6 months ago
Health care workers report worse mental health since the COVID pandemic, CDC says
6 months ago

Young adults twice as likely as teens to suffer from anxiety and depression, study finds

More than half of young adults say financial worries and pressure to achieve negatively impact their mental health.
6 months ago
Young adults are more depressed and anxious than teens, study finds
6 months ago

New study on depression and anxiety in young adults

A startling new Harvard report has found the number of 18- to 25-year-olds who suffer anxiety and depression is twice the rate of 14- to 17-year-olds.
6 months ago
New study on depression and anxiety in young adults