American Muslims are at high risk of suicide - 20 years Post-9/11, the links between Islamophobia and suicide remain unexplored

Islamophobia increased post-9/11. Twenty years later, American Muslims are still dealing with the mental health effects – and research barriers limit what is known about what puts them at risk.

Amelia Noor-Oshiro, PhD Candidate in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2021 ~10 min

The aching red: Firefighters often silently suffer from trauma and job-related stress

Firefighters are hailed as heroes and pillars of strength, bravery and courage. But the daily stressors and traumas of their jobs take a heavy emotional toll that largely goes unnoticed by the public.

Arash Javanbakht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University • conversation
Aug. 13, 2021 ~10 min

Transgender medicine – what care looks like, who seeks it out and what's still unknown: 3 essential reads

Across the US, politicians, activists and transgender people are fighting over the right to access transgender medical care. Rarely is the care itself actually discussed. This is that discussion.

Daniel Merino, Assistant Editor: Science, Health, Environment; Co-Host: The Conversation Weekly Podcast • conversation
June 23, 2021 ~10 min

New antidepressants can lift depression and suicidal thoughts fast, but don’t expect magic cures

Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.

Nicholas Mischel, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences; Director, Interventional Psychiatry and Neuromodulation Research Program, Wayne State University • conversation
Dec. 21, 2020 ~8 min

How you can help veterans every day

The rate of death by suicide is rising among veterans. The most common stressor is a serious relationship difficulty.

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

African American teens face mental health crisis but are less likely than whites to get treatment

For Black youth, death by suicide has become a leading cause of death. And they face social problems that give rise to depression and isolation that their white counterparts do not.

Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University • conversation
July 29, 2020 ~6 min