Study finds one in 13 young people suffer from PTSD by the age of 18 – but what about those undiagnosed?

A new study published in the Lancet Psychiatry found that one in 13 young people in England and Wales experience post-traumatic stress disorder by the age of 18. The study looked at more than 2,000 18-year-olds and found that a third had experienced some form of trauma in their childhood. And a quarter of these […]

Listen: NHS staff shortages put young mental health patients at risk of suicide

City News Radio’s Ildyko Ang spoke to University of College London professors about how staff shortages in the NHS are putting young people at risk. According to Mental Health Foundation, there is one death by suicide every two hours. The foundation reports that suicide is the leading cause of death among young people aged 20-34 […]

Education Minister calls for phone ban at schools

The Education Minister is calling for phones to be banned from schools. The Government is worried about phone dependency and will integrate lessons on how to limit time spent on mobile phones. While overusing phones has been proved to negatively impact posture, eyesight and hearing, phones could also be used to aid and manage students’ schoolwork. Do the […]

How your mind affects everything from your skin to your sex life

A recent scientific discovery highlights how much your mental state and physical health are connected. Although some would seem more obvious than others, here are six times your mental health might be behind your physical pain. Depression and gut pain A new research study shows there is a prominent link between specific types of gut […]