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Mental Health

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Looking East: could meditation help cure the West's addiction to antidepressants?

Mischa Wilmers asks whether mindfulness meditation could offer a safer, more effective alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Filed in: Mental Health Pharmaceuticals

A creative shift for Vietnam

Art is being used to help disadvantaged children find their place in society. Yan Zhi Lai reports.

Filed in: Art Children Disability Mental Health Vietnam

‘To my dear mother’: living with dementia

Noreen Sadik bears witness to the terrible decline of a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Filed in: Ageing Mental Health

Corporates cashing in on mental-health diagnosis

Some of the experts who put together a popular psychiatry manual have fingers in Big Pharma pies, reports Adam McGibbon.

Filed in: Corporations Health Medicine Mental Health Pharmaceuticals

Mental health – The Facts

Prevalence, provision, dangerousness and discrimination-related figures for mental illness worldwide: a zoomable infographic.

Filed in: Mental Health Pharmaceuticals

A healthy mind in a healthy society

Mental health shouldn’t just be about individuals, we need strong communities too. Dinyar Godrej makes the case.

Filed in: Drugs Equality Mental Health Pharmaceuticals Society

When Western therapies fail

Is a Western approach the best way to engage with the mental health issues of other cultures? Nick Harvey visits Burmese refugees in Thailand to find out.

Filed in: Burma Mental Health Refugees Thailand

Staying sane in a mad world

The world can be a distressing place. Iris Gonzales meets the organizers of a stress and trauma workshop and learns some techniques for survival.

Filed in: Mental Health

First Person

Pili Akili from Tanzania and Amarakoon Disanayaka Piyasena from Sri Lanka talk about living with mental illness in village communities.

Filed in: Mental Health

Anita Khemka

An image from inside an Indian mental hospital by Anita Khemka.

Filed in: Mental Health

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