mental health


Suicide Deaths Hit Three-Year High in Taiwan

TNL Staff

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for those aged 15-24.


‘Cabin Fever’: The Social and Psychological Impacts of a Coronavirus Lockdown

The Conversation

As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, mass isolation in virus epicenters is becoming a common tactic. The psychological and social impact of these measures are starting to emerge.


K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly

Deutsche Welle

Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.


Mind Pollution: How Dirty Air Harms Human Cognition

AsiaGlobal Online

A study shows that air pollution has a massive detrimental impact on human cognition.


Asia's Mental Health Support Systems Are Still Neglected by Policymakers

Policy Forum

People living with mental disorders remain among Asia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations.


OPINION: South Korea Must Turn Apathy into Action on Mental Health

Nicole de Souza

It's time for South Korea to overcome the stigma surrounding mental health.


Mental Health Issue also a Feminist Issue in Indonesia

Chika Noya

'We must educate families to remove stigmas and taboos attached to mental illness and push for better care for the condition.'


Nearly One in Three Taiwanese Kids Suffer Mental Disorders - Study

Central News Agency

Among 100,000 children in Taiwan, 3,100 have thought of taking their own lives, according to the findings of the three-year study.


Sleep Quality a Fleeting Chinese Dream

Yuan-Ming Chiao

'Three new highs: high property prices, high living costs and high overwork.'


Hidden in Plain Sight: Taipei has a Glue Sniffing Problem

James Baron

'Most people are completely unaware that this is even an issue. I know this because I have seen flagrant sniffers in the middle of busy thoroughfares, their heads buried in larger carrier bags as oblivious hordes jostled around them.'

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