An old mental hospital sits in Trieste’s San Giovanni Park. The facility closed over 40 years ago, but its ocher pavilions are filled with activity. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption toggle caption Sylvia Poggioli/NPR An old mental hospital sits in Trieste’s San Giovanni Park. The facility closed over 40 years ago,Continue Reading

Under-fire Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has defended his form but admitted he is short of “mental freshness” since losing the World Cup Final. Lloris has produced shaky displays in defeats by Arsenal and Manchester City in the past week and also made a mistake against Aston Villa on New Year’sContinue Reading

Human rights groups are urging Singapore to halt an execution next week of a Malaysian man convicted of smuggling heroin into the city-state, arguing that he should be exempt under international law because he has an intellectual disability. Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, 33, was caught in 2009 with about 1.5 ounces ofContinue Reading

Leading medical groups have declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health triggered by prolonged isolation, uncertainty and grief during the coronavirus pandemic. In a joint statement issued Tuesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children’s Hospital Association saidContinue Reading

Kate Pokrovskaya, a 39-year-old psychotherapist, was asleep at her home in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 24 when she and her husband were awakened by the sound of explosions. Russia had launched its invasion. “At that moment, our life stopped,” she said. Pokrovskaya tried to help her patients cope with theContinue Reading

How Matt Richtel spoke to adolescents and their parents for this series In mid-April, I was speaking to the mother of a suicidal teenager whose struggles I’ve been closely following. I asked how her daughter was doing. Not well, the mother said: “If we can’t find something drastic to helpContinue Reading

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — The Biden administration on Monday repatriated to Saudi Arabia for mental health care a prisoner who had been tortured so badly by U.S. interrogators that he was ruled ineligible for trial as the suspected would-be 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11 attacks. The prisoner, Mohammed al-Qahtani,Continue Reading

Playing video games for a living is a dream job for millions of people. Streaming on platforms like Twitch has made this a reality for many – with the buzz of interacting live with fans around the world while you play. However, for some streamers like Sam, the harrowing scheduleContinue Reading

The United States surgeon general on Tuesday warned that young people are facing “devastating” mental health effects as a result of the challenges experienced by their generation, including the coronavirus pandemic. The message came as part of a rare public advisory from the nation’s top physician, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy,Continue Reading