Tag - mental-health

 
 

MENTAL HEALTH

Japan Times
WORLD
May 23, 2023
'Playing war': Conflict militarizes Ukrainian children
Over a year into Russia's invasion, the fighting has seeped into Ukrainian children's games and worldviews, impacting them in ways they will carry forever.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 11, 2023
‘Alone Together’ docudrama revisits loneliness and anxieties of the pandemic's early days
Yukiko Mishima’s film depicts the profound impact that living in isolation in fear of an invisible enemy had on everyday life in Japan.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 8, 2023
How two men’s disparate paths crossed in a killing on New York's F train
Jordan Neely’s mental health decline played out in public after his mother was strangled. Daniel Penny said he was protecting himself and others when he choked Neely.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 5, 2023
Heavy marijuana use increases schizophrenia in men, study finds
The latest study, based on Danish health records, adds to growing research into cannabis and mental health outcomes in the U.S. and other countries.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 5, 2023
Experimental Alzheimer's drug slowed disease by 35% in trial, Eli Lilly reports
The results provide what experts say is the strongest evidence yet that removing sticky amyloid plaques from the brain benefits patients with the fatal disease.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 4, 2023
Almost half of young people in Japan have had suicidal thoughts, survey finds
About 56% of those who had suicidal thoughts did not speak to anyone about it, while 12.4% of people said they opened up to friends and 11.7% to their mothers.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
May 1, 2023
Ruth McCreery: 'In tough situations, be patient with yourself'
When mental health support network TELL celebrated 50 years earlier this month, it named Ruth McCreery a bona fide “legend” of its Lifeline.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / BLACK EYE
Apr 24, 2023
Black people of Japan, we need to talk.
A mental health and wellness event aims to support Black residents of Japan and it's looking to expand in the coming months.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 13, 2023
Virtual spaces coaxing Japan's social recluses back into society
Local governments and private companies are making efforts to establish unique 'club activities' based on common interests as the problem of social disconnection continues to spiral.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 12, 2023
Schizophrenia drug may offer much-needed progress
Late-stage data on a treatment in development by Karuna Therapeutics for schizophrenia show promise on sharply reducing harsh side effects.
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JAPAN / Society
Apr 11, 2023
Couple with mental disabilities finally marry after overcoming social stigma
Shunsuke Watarai and his wife, Kikuyo, both 62 and living together in Nagoya, met in their early 30s through an acquaintance.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 30, 2023
Younger people abandon smartphones for less anxiety, brain fog and mental strain
Though the trend may be small, companies are catering to fans of so-called dumbphones who seek to disconnect by breaking the hold smartphones have on their lives.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Mar 26, 2023
Your Ramadan experience may take on new forms when living in Japan
As of 2022 there were just over 83,000 Indonesians residing in Japan according to government figures. Many have found new ways to practice their religion.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2023
Osaka court nixes 12-year prison term given to man who stabbed policeman
The accused was diagnosed with schizophrenia before and after his indictment, and whether he should be held accountable for his conduct was the main focus of the trial.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 20, 2023
Gray area: The chilling past of the world's biggest brain collection
There are 9,479 of the organs, all removed from the corpses of mental health patients over the course of four decades until the 1980s.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2023
Woman gets 11 years for murder of mentally ill husband in Tokyo
The Kyoto District Court found Junko Yamamoto guilty of killing her 77-year-old husband by unknown means in collusion with her son Naoki and his acquaintance.
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JAPAN / Society
Mar 2, 2023
Japan sees record high of 512 student suicides in 2022
The 2022 suicide figure among students was the highest since comparable data became available in 1980.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 1, 2023
Early detection of postpartum depression? Japanese researchers may have found a way.
Currently, there are no available tests that aid with the prediction of postpartum depression.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 14, 2023
Apocalyptic scenes haunt Turkish children after deadly quake
Faced with the sight of death and widespread destruction, children in Turkey have been left dangerously exposed to long-term trauma.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 13, 2023
The U.S. needs five times as many child psychiatrists
American kids are struggling with mental anxiety and other issues and there are too few trained adults available to help them.

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Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores