More than one-third of American adults may be using prescription medications that can potentially cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Since 2013, Ken Falke has helped thousands of combat veterans overcome the stress, anxiety and trauma of war at his 37-acre Virginia retreat. Now, he wants to help others find the same peace.
Maryland’s General Assembly approved a bill that gives state-run psychiatric hospitals 10 business days to accept court-ordered transfers from jails or else face penalties including reimbursing the jail for the cost of keeping the patient.
Alexithymia, the inability to recognize, identify and describe your own emotions, is a condition that affects millions of people and has been linked to a host of other health problems. Here’s what you need to know.
Children’s National Health System has revamped its inpatient psychiatry unit as well as their approach to children’s mental health. See photos of the facility.
Several recent teen suicides in Montgomery County has the community talking and experts say an open conversation will take the stigma away and ultimately help save lives.
Regular exercise of any intensity can make it less likely you’ll develop depression if you’re active for at least an hour a week.
Being up close to death and destruction is part of the job for first responders who help during natural disasters. Physical and mental evaluations are routine for those who get sent to disaster zones.
In a world of social networking, the types of friendships that today’s teens form can affect their mental and emotional health for years to come.
Which jobs or professions have the highest suicide risk? The Centers for Disease Control released a report on the jobs that could be detrimental to your mental health.
The “Let’s Think Again” campaign, launched statewide last month, aims to use provocative signs to bring more awareness to the stigmas surrounding those living with mental, emotional, intellectual and physical disabilities.
The idea is to put mental health centers in schools. The concept has been around for some time, and is now starting to gain traction in the Washington, D.C. area.
Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds is suing the state, a local mental health agency and a mental health worker over the 2013 death of son.
As the days left in 2015 dwindle, many may be thinking of how to prepare for the year ahead. Should you make New Year’s resolutions, or will that lead to frustration if you’re unable to follow through?
WASHINGTON — Judges, police and corrections officials say that jails too often become a holding facility for people whose brushes with the law have their roots in access to mental health treatment. “This has been an…
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.