Around one in five people worldwide will experience severe depression in their lifetime - yet our knowledge of what causes it remains incredibly limited. But new research could provide hope for the development of more effective, personalised care for those affected.
Research suggests that when a person is victimised – either through maltreatment, bullying or being a victim of crime – they are more likely to think about suicide, self-harm and attempt to end their life. But is this because of the victimisation itself? Or are there other factors at play? We take a look at researcher Jessie Baldwin's work, which hopes to find out.
How could better understanding what's going on the body help to develop new treatments for mental illness?
Too often, older people are neglected in psychosis studies, meaning they’re left without effective help. Researcher Jean Stafford is addressing this, with her work looking at the factors which puts someone at risk of psychosis when they're older.
Autistic people are more likely to experience mental health conditions, with anxiety affecting a staggering 40%. What are the reasons for mental illness in autistic people, and how can we develop better treatments to improve the quality of life for those affected? We take a look at the research finding out.
Paramedics are three times as likely as the general population to develop mental health problems. We chat to a researcher testing a simple exercise with the hope of preventing mental illness from affecting so many emergency workers.
This Mother's Day we look at four projects transforming maternal mental health.
We can do more to save lives and science has to be part of the solution.