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2020/03/13 | The Conversation

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

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.

2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle

K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly

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.

2018/12/28 | AsiaGlobal Online

Mind Pollution: How Dirty Air Harms Human Cognition

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

2018/09/01 | Policy Forum

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

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

2017/07/24 | Chika Noya

Mental Health Issue also a Feminist Issue in Indonesia

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

2017/07/17 | Central News Agency

Nearly One in Three Taiwanese Kids Suffer Mental Disorders - Study

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

2017/07/06 | Yuan-Ming Chiao

Sleep Quality a Fleeting Chinese Dream

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

2017/05/22 | James Baron

Hidden in Plain Sight: Taipei has a Glue Sniffing Problem

'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.'

2017/05/12 | TNL Staff

Life Sentence, Not Death Penalty, for ‘Random Killing’ in Taiwan

Today's decision is significant for Taiwan where human rights groups believe defendants with mental health issues have been executed because of serious flaws in the court system.

2017/02/07 | Rosemary Chen

HK Youth Suicides Spark Calls for Fresh Look at Academic Pressure

Two secondary school students in Hong Kong committed suicide within a 24-hour time span this week.

2017/01/19 | Edward White

The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'

What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?

2016/11/30 | ZiQing Low

App to Detect Dementia Developed in Taiwan

Someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds.

2016/10/20 | Edward White

Flying Blind: Mental Health Testing in Taiwan’s Courts

With no guidelines, few rules and little experience, medical experts, academics, lawyers and judges in Taiwan are flying blind when it comes to testing criminal suspects for psychological and psychiatric issues.

2016/09/20 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Preventing Youth Suicides in Japan

Why do more than 300 Japanese schoolchildren take their own lives every year?

2016/09/07 | Prachi Salve

Nearly 60 Million Indians Suffer From Mental Disorders

India is short of health professionals to address mental issues, particularly at the district and sub-district level.

2016/07/28 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Senseless Carnage at a Japanese Care Home

Investigators should try to determine why Satoshi Uematsu came to think in such a twisted manner.