Carrie Fisher’s death shines a light on an underrated health problem

Carrie Fisher arrives for the European premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in London’s Leicester Square on Dec. 16, 2015. (Paul Hackett/Reuters) Actress Carrie Fisher was unabashedly vocal about her lifelong battles with mental illness and drug abuse. She once defiantly told ABC News, “I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that….

Chris Cornell’s Death: Mental Health Experts Talk Depression, Suicide & Ativan

Suicide is a devastating tragedy, one that often leaves friends, family and loved ones confused, frustrated and sometimes angry at its messiness and the endless questions left behind. “Could we have done something?” “Why didn’t we see it coming?” “Is this what they really wanted?” “How could they do this to us?” But most heartbreaking:…

Instagram and Snapchat are bad for children’s mental health

Instagram and Snapchat are the social media platforms that have the worst impact on children’s mental health, according to a study published by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM). The report — released on Friday and titled #StatusOfMind — examined the positive and negative effects of social media on…

Miss USA winner Kara McCullough under fire for health care, feminism comments

Miss D.C. USA is the Miss USA winner for the second year in a row, but it’s not without controversy. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old scientist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Miss USA 2017 on Sunday by 2016 winner DeShauna Barber, also of the District of Columbia, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas….

Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health

Image copyright Getty Images The British “stiff upper lip” should not be allowed to endanger people’s health, the Duke of Cambridge has said. The duke said he wanted his children to be able to express their feelings. Prince William’s comments come after Prince Harry revealed he had sought counselling after spending nearly 20 years “not…