Latest Depression News

Study highlights difficulty of stopping antidepressants

Sep. 29, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

A study of British patients with a long history of depression highlights how difficult it can be to stop medication, even for those who feel well enough to try. Slightly more than half the participants who gradually discontinued their antidepressants relapsed within a...

France offers state-funded therapy, tackles mental health

Sep. 28, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Treatment for psychological problems will be funded by France's government starting next year, the president announced Tuesday, amid growing awareness and concern about mental health. State health care systems in Britain, Germany and some other countries...

NC native had dark days on road to become entertainment exec

Sep. 04, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Grass grows through cracks in the basketball court. No longer are baskets and nets attached to its backboards. Nearby, what had been a small field for kids’ football has become part of a neatly-cut lawn around the apartment complex. ...

Novel helps Georgia students understand mental health

Aug. 21, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — “The Science of Breakable Things,” written by Tae Keller, is a book about a child’s unforgettable journey discovering the science of hope, love and miracles while helping her mother who suffers from depression, according to the novel’s summary. ...

Mental health clinics angle for a spot in Biden budget bill

Aug. 15, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An innovative program to help people with mental health and substance abuse problems is being primed for a major expansion as the COVID-19 pandemic deepens struggles with drug use, depression and anxiety for many Americans. Community behavioral health...

'OK not to be OK': Mental health takes top role at Olympics

Jul. 28, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up — to set aside the doubt, or the demons, and focus on the task at hand: winning. Dominating. Getting it done. For years, Simone Biles was one of the very best at that. Suddenly — to some,...