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Here's How Long You Should Spend in Nature

2 hours a week appears to bring health benefits, say researchers

(Newser) - If you've noticed you feel better after spending time communing with Mother Nature, you're not imagining it, say researchers—and there's a sweet spot in terms of what amount of time confers the most benefits. Figure about two hours a week. Time spent outside has been tied... More »

After 2 Cop Suicides in 24 Hours, a Call to 'Take Action'

'We have to discuss mental health,' says commissioner

(Newser) - The NYPD was rocked Wednesday as Deputy Chief Steven Silks was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his police vehicle, not far from the precinct station where he worked. Less than 24 hours later, officers' grief was amplified as the body of homicide detective Joseph Calabrese was found... More »

State's Biggest Mental Health Facility Plagued by Problems

The Wyoming State Hospital is apparently in crisis

(Newser) - Legal guardians of Wyoming State Hospital patients say serious problems persist at the mental-health facility four years after employees abandoned an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water, or bathroom use for over 24 hours, the AP reports. They say the problems include a suicide, attempted suicides, sexual assault... More »

This Might Be This Summer's Earworm

'I Don't Care' features Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran, and critics like it

(Newser) - Ever felt socially awkward at a soiree? What the Guardian calls the "most surefire pop hit of the year," featuring "two seismic stars, one super-producer, and a chorus that only leaves your head after surgery," may speak to you. The stars: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber.... More »

Oh, McDonald's Is Not Going to Like This

'No one is happy all the time. And that's OK.'

(Newser) - Burger King wants you to have it your way—no matter your mood. The fast-food chain is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by offering so-called "Real Meals" like the Blue Meal (sad), Salty Meal (bitter), YAAAS Meal (excited), Pissed Meal (mad), and DGAF Meal (Don't give a f***),... More »

Woman Accused of Sending Man 159K Texts: I'm in Jail?

Jacqueline Ades dismisses the texts as 'weird things'

(Newser) - An Arizona woman who allegedly broke into a man's home and hounded him with over 159,000 texts doesn't get why she's stuck in jail, USA Today reports. "I just think it's ridiculous," says Jacqueline Ades. "I can't believe that it... More »

Trump Isn't the Only Prez to Be Called 'Crazy'

Psychological evaluations of other presidents weren't exactly glowing

(Newser) - President Trump is often called a narcissist—and experts have debated that diagnosis—but many other presidents weren't exactly paragons of mental well-being, the BBC reports. Presidents from John Adams to Theodore Roosevelt to Bill Clinton have been called mentally ill, and that's not just on the campaign... More »

In America's Jails, a Crisis Is Worsening

More and more inmates have addictions or mental illnesses, and local sheriffs can't cope

(Newser) - It's a collision of realities that adds up to worsening trouble for American jails: More inmates than ever have addictions or mental illnesses, while county sheriffs don't have the expertise or the resources to cope. Steve Coll of the New Yorker takes a deep dive into what his... More »

Devices, Bad for Teens? Now They Might Help

Patterns of smartphone use could indicate changes in mental health

(Newser) - Rising suicide rates and depression in US teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it? The idea has sparked a race to develop apps that warn of... More »

One City's Police Suicide Rate Raises Alarms

Chicago just saw its fifth police suicide in 6 months

(Newser) - Facing high suicide rates, Chicago police have decided to make a change. The fifth Chicago police suicide over the past six months—another self-inflicted gunshot wound on Tuesday—only reinforced the need for officers to have access to better psychological counseling and support, NBC News reports. "Police officers think,... More »

Ariana, Celebs Rally Around 'Suicidal' Pete Davidson

Saturday Night Live star posts grim Instagram message

(Newser) - Is Pete Davidson on the brink? The Saturday Night Live star posted online missives Saturday that touch on mental health and suicide, per TMZ . "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore," writes the 25-year-old on Instagram. "I'm doing my best to stay... More »

Lady Gaga Reveals Shocking List of Mental-Health Woes

She calls mental health a 'crisis of epic proportions'

(Newser) - "I'm telling you this because for me it was too late." So said Lady Gaga at a fundraiser Thursday about her ongoing mental-health battles, People reports. While accepting an award at the SAG-AFTRA Patron of the Artists Award event in Beverly Hills, Calif., the 32-year-old performer said... More »

Lawyer on Mail Bomb Suspect: 'He Just Won't See Reality'

Estranged family of Cesar Sayoc and their attorney say they've long begged him to get help

(Newser) - As authorities try to pin down a motive in what the New York Times calls Cesar Sayoc's alleged "spree of bubble-wrapped terror," members of his estranged family are trying to convince him to seek mental health care and retain a good lawyer. Sayoc—who CNN notes is... More »

Selena Gomez in Treatment After Hospital 'Meltdown': Reports

Sources tell TMZ, 'People' that singer had an 'emotional breakdown' tied to her health

(Newser) - Selena Gomez has reportedly had some medical issues over the past few weeks, and they may have led to what TMZ is calling an "emotional breakdown." Sources tell the site the 26-year-old singer is currently at an East Coast psychiatric center after two reported visits to Cedars-Sinai Medical... More »

Selfie Lovers Start 'Alarming' Surgical Trend

Article in JAMA medical journal calls it 'Snapchat Dysmorphia'

(Newser) - Think you look better in your latest selfie than in real life? Then beware of "Snapchat dysmorphia," a newly dubbed term for people seeking plastic surgery to mimic their appearance in filtered selfies, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "Sometimes I have patients who say, 'I want... More »

Officials Let Woman, 29, Kill Herself With Poison

Aurelia Brouwers applied for legal euthanasia in the Netherlands

(Newser) - Aurelia Brouwers tried to kill herself many times, and ultimately succeeded—with the government's help. The 29-year-old Dutch woman won the right to die after squeaking through an approval process that usually denies psychiatric cases, the BBC reports. "When I was 12, I suffered from depression," she... More »

Ex-GOP Leader Is Charged With a Sad, Strange Crime

Todd Kincannon, 37, is hospitalized after allegedly killing his mother's dog

(Newser) - The former head of South Carolina's Republican Party has continued his downward spiral by allegedly butchering his mother's dog and saying God told him to do it, the State reports. Police say Todd Kincannon, 37, choked and stabbed his mother's 10-year-old cattle/beagle mix at his parents' Greenville... More »

WHO's Newest Mental Health Disorder: Obsessive Gaming

But parents shouldn't freak out just yet

(Newser) - The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may actually have an addiction. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the UN health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, per the AP . WHO said classifying "gaming disorder"... More »

She Wanted to Die. Then Something Changed

A teenager found purpose when she began developing mental health apps

(Newser) - For anyone struggling with anxiety or grinding depression, Amanda Southworth has a story to tell. She had moved to a new town where she had no friends and was bullied. She was depressed and anxious. She dreamed of killing herself. She even sent an email to her future self that... More »

Autopsy Confirms Kate Spade's Cause of Death

Designer committed suicide by hanging herself with a scarf

(Newser) - All signs pointed to suicide in the death of fashion icon Kate Spade, and the New York City medical examiner's office confirmed that on Thursday, reports the Daily News . The office ruled that the 55-year-old took her own life by hanging inside her apartment on Park Avenue. The confirmation... More »

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