Tag - mental-health



Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 3, 2020
Schizophrenia patient urges rethink of Japan's mental health policy
Tokio Ito spent more than 40 years in mental hospitals, and has sued the government for continually having been denied release.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2020
Japan suicides rise as economic impact of coronavirus hits home
Of October's cases, 851 were women, a rise of 82.6% over the same month in 2019. The number of suicides by men rose 21.3%.
Japan Times
Nov 2, 2020
TELL takes its fundraisers online ahead of holiday rush
Nonprofit counseling service TELL holds an auction to help fund its Lifeline as the holidays approach.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 10, 2020
Nearly one-third of COVID-19 patients in study had altered mental state
Some who have had the virus have found themselves unable to manage daily activities like cooking or paying bills.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 9, 2020
Suicide spike in Japan shows mental health toll of COVID-19
The numbers hint at what may be going on around the world as countries grapple with the fallout from mass unemployment and social isolation.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2020
COVID-19 accelerates the irritation in society we all feel
“If a married couple can't get along in a pandemic, who can?”
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2020
72% of children in Japan feel stress over coronavirus pandemic, poll shows
More than 70 percent of schoolchildren in Japan feel stress as a result of the spread of the coronavirus, according to a survey by a state-run medical institute.
Japan Times
Sep 17, 2020
Professor helps Japanese athletes deal with mental health after Olympic postponement
Some who had hoped to compete in this year's games have found the mental challenges of COVID-19 disruption more taxing than its impact on their physical training.
Japan Times
Sep 3, 2020
Mental health of Japanese kids nearly worst among rich nations, UNICEF says
Bullying at school and difficulties at home are behind the poor showing, the U.N. Children's Fund found.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2020
How to end America's loneliness epidemic
Making people more economically secure is the first step to ending the 'intimacy apocalypse.'
Japan Times
Aug 24, 2020
A simple 'How are you doing?' can be a lifeline for stressed-out parents
Geoff Morris provides a place for parents in Osaka to entertain their kids while having a nice healthy venting session.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2020
Where's the sympathy for lonely young people?
With job losses and support networks having closed down, some are feeling the effects of the pandemic more acutely.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 27, 2020
Japan to conduct its first nationwide coronavirus-linked mental health survey
The results are to be used at the local level to deal with the emotional fallout from the pandemic.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 19, 2020
Managing eating disorders and mental health during COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life, stressors and anxiety persist and, in some cases, manifest in damaging eating habits.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 15, 2020
Japan FSA seeks improved support to manage older people's finances
Japan's Financial Services Agency on Wednesday called for financial institutions to improve their support for older people who have difficulties with financial transactions due to deteriorating cognitive abilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 13, 2020
Suicide in Japan: Seeking to part the dark clouds as pandemic threatens recent progress
The death of u2018Terrace House' star Hana Kimura in May has thrust the issue of suicide back into the national spotlight.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2020
Comedian B.J. Fox: The joke I regret making on 'Terrace House'
The recent passing of 'Terrace House' star Hana Kimura has focused Japan's attention on the topic of cyberbullying.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
May 29, 2020
Seeking kindness after a 'Terrace House' tragedy
The death of 'Terrace House' star Hana Kimura gives new impetus to discussions about cyberbullying.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 28, 2020
A year after stabbing spree, Kawasaki school remembers victims
A student and the father of another student were killed in the attack that also injured 18 others.
Japan Times
May 8, 2020
School closures in Japan may be fueling internet and game addictions
Parents are being encouraged to monitor and set time limits for children's online and gaming activity as many schools remain shuttered.


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