Psychology & Psychiatry

Michael Phelps champions the fight against depression

(HealthDay)—Swimmer extraordinaire Michael Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals—23 of them gold. Yet, despite all those medals and the accolades that came with them, Phelps has struggled with depression and anxiety.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicide risk higher among older vets who were in jail

Veterans released from prison are five times as likely to attempt suicide as their peers who have never been incarcerated, report UConn Health researchers in an article in press in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do chatbots have a role to play in suicide prevention?

Australia's first suicide prevention chatbot for the family and friends of those in crisis was launched last week by Lifeline, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to crisis support and suicide prevention.

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