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Tag: mental illness

Transgender choir sings for acceptance in China

The members of Trans Chorus share similar stories on identity struggles, in a nation where being transgender is still classed as a 'mental illness.'

Centralised database crucial to tackle mental illness, says NGO

An activist notes that a national registry for suicides stopped recording information in 2009.

California’s mentally ill homeless need place of their own to heal

Despite the economic prosperity of California, the state also has the highest poverty rate in the United States of America.

Koro: The genital-shrinking disease with a Malaysian origin

Koro makes patients believe their genitals will shrink into their abdomen and eventually lead to their untimely death.

The Spanish yoghurt farm that cultivates better mental health

La Fageda employs people with mental health conditions, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, to help them find purpose in life and greater emotional stability.

Toronto Greektown shooting suspect struggled with mental illness, family says

The suspect, armed with a handgun, opened fire at 10pm on Sunday on a stretch of Danforth Avenue filled with restaurants and family-friendly attractions in the Greektown neighbourhood.

Chile miners urge rescued Thai boys to be wary of new-found...

The 33 former gold miners were themselves the focus of international media attention eight years ago when they were freed after 69 days trapped underground at the San Jose mine in northern Chile.

No rescue for Dakar’s mentally ill

Many people in Dakar who suffer from mental illnesses find themselves in a treacherous situation.

Dutch queen pays emotional tribute to late ‘little sister’

In a rare public and personal speech, the queen thanked all those who have sent letters and messages following the death earlier this month of her 33-year-old sister, Ines Zorreguieta.

Of weakness, depression, suicide and God

Like it or not, depression is a common disease, and suicide is its most severe manifestation.

Schizophrenics may do better with earlier, team-based care

Conventional treatment for schizophrenia often lacks coordination and begins too late.

New analysis finds more evidence that exercise can stave off depression

New international research has found more evidence to suggest that exercise can prevent the onset of depression, and could be beneficial in people of all ages.

Bollywood’s Padukone says India ‘long way’ from ending mental illness stigma

Nearly half of all Indians admitted to holding prejudices against people with mental illnesses.

Passenger profiling already SOP, says ex-aviation security man

He says however that it is difficult to prevent those who get drunk onboard or passengers who are mentally or emotionally unstable from boarding the plane.

Couple who had taken in Florida gunman say he was quirky,...

"We had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know," said Kimberly Snead.

Canada’s Ontario to stop putting the mentally ill in solitary confinement

The government of Ontario has acted in accordance with demands made by the United Nations.

Naked man on motorcycle sent to hospital for treatment

Police say the man, who is in his mid 30s, has a history of mental illness.

Sri Lankan admits to trying to take control of Malaysia Airlines...

Manodh Marks faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison after causing a bomb scare on Malaysia Airlines flight MH128.

Man driving against traffic causes 5-vehicle pile-up at airport

Kota Kinabalu police say the driver is believed to be mentally unstable and have referred him to hospital for observation.

Mental illness a ‘silent killer’, says psychologist

According to statistics from the National Health and Morbidity Survey in 2015, one in three adults in Malaysia either consciously or unconsciously suffers from mental health problems.

Amok shot dead by police after slashing sergeant

Three shots fired at the man, aged 44, after police failed to subdue him with a stun gun.

MB refutes claim many suffer from mental illness in T’ganu

Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman says the figures quoted earlier refer to mental health issues such as depression and stress.

Mental illness second biggest health problem by 2020

Expert says depression is likely leading cause of mental illness, with media reports of people committing suicide, jumping off buildings, and injuring themselves or others.

Exercise can help those with mental illness

Physical exercise could be an effective way of reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia says a new study by UCLA.