The mental health of Ukrainians and those in exile was at the heart of discussions for the first time at the WHO mental health coalition meeting on Wednesday (4 May), attended by EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides. EURACTIV France reports.
The two years of the pandemic have put the mental health of the youngest to the test, but there is not enough data to create an adequate response, according to Santé Publique France, which launched a national survey on the well-being of children on Monday 2 May.
With mental health issues growing across Europe, psychedelics research and therapy are entering EU policymaking after having shown promising results for treating disturbs such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety.
Presidential candidates in the French election race all want to reform the state of mental health care as the country's mental well-being significantly deteriorated because of the pandemic. EURACTIV France reports.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictive measures that worsened the mental well-being of European citizens, the EU has no comprehensive plan to tackle this pressing issue. A group of MEPs are calling for change as mental health is often overshadowed by other diseases.
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the mental health of Europeans and suicide amongst young people is rising, but in a number of countries, national health authorities have provided only patchy responses so far, according to the EURACTIV network reporting.
Instagram announced new protections on Tuesday (7 December) for young users, a day before the photo-sharing app's CEO faces a grilling from US lawmakers on whether the platform is "toxic" for children.
France's students have reported an increase in anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as suicidal thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study by France's national health and medical research institute (INSERM) and the University of Bordeaux published on Tuesday (9 November) has found. EURACTIV France reports.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted gender equality, mental and reproductive health across Europe, with little to no progress being made over the last 12 months, according to a report presented on Thursday (28 October) by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
In a drive to broaden health benefits, France announced new aid to guarantee the rights of people with intellectual disabilities as a two-day World Mental Health Summit opened in Paris on Tuesday (5 October).
European youth are in urgent need of targeted economic and mental health support to help them weather the long-term recovery from the pandemic, business and civil society representatives told a recent EURACTIV event.
After more than a year of successive lockdowns implemented by European governments to curb the spread of COVID-19, the French authorities are now worried about the mental health of their citizens. EURACTIV France reports.
Nine out of ten people living with rare diseases across Europe have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including three out of ten who said that this has caused “life-threatening” disruption, according to a recent study by EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe.
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Cocaine seizure in the EU reached record highs in 2017 and the trafficking of synthetic drugs has also increased, according to this year's European Drug Report. A closer look into Berlin's drug help centre shows how drug consumption is linked to mental health. EURACTIV Germany reports.
In many EU countries, mental health is still a taboo. However, the economic impact of psychological disorders is a loss of 4% of GDP and changes in the labour market only aggravate the situation, according to a report by the OECD.
The World Health Organisation has classified addiction to video-gaming as an illness, in another sign that the condition is gaining recognition from medical professionals and mental health experts around the world.