Health

A nurse communicates through glass.

Where Do Front Line Workers Go For Help With Mental Health Challenges?

Trauma of tragedy, pandemic burnout and long hours may push physicians to need mental health treatment, but stigma keeps them from getting help.

 | By Amber Strong

America's Breakdown: Confronting Our Mental Health Crisis

Newsy exposes the important nuance in America's mental health crisis, with a focus on how people are overcoming their struggles.

 | By Matt Simon

Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy

Some Musicians Play Through Mental Health Issues From Industry

Seventy-three percent of independent musicians have battled stress, anxiety and depression, according to a Record Union report.

 | By Casey Mendoza

Nurses striking.

Thousands Of Minnesota Nurses Launch 3-Day Strike Over Pay

Some 15,000 nurses in Minneapolis and Duluth are seeking a more than 30% pay increase, while hospitals have offered 10%-12% over three years.

 | By Associated Press

Church members stand.

How Christians Are Coupling Biblical Concepts With Mental Wellness

Leaders in faith and science are trying to bridge the two in the mental health space by providing resources and support to congregations.

 | By Amber Strong

Johnny Pinchback, who spent 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault before DNA evidence cleared him

Exonerees Share How They Cope With Mental Health Challenges

Newsy spoke with two people who lost decades of their life because of crimes they didn't commit and how they cope with all that stolen time.

 | By Jamal Andress

President Joe Biden

In A Nod To JFK, President Biden Pushing 'Moonshot' To Fight Cancer

The president is seeking to rally the nation around developing treatments and therapeutics for the pervasive diseases.

 | By Associated Press

Next Level: Are video games addictive?

Next Level: Do Video Games Help Or Hurt Our Mental Health?

In each episode of 'Next Level,' Newsy explores the real-world impacts of the largest entertainment industry on Earth: video games.

 | By Matt Picht and Jennifer Smart

Shea Olcheski

Former Journalist Recounts Battle With Burnout, Mental Health Struggle

A Delaware resident and former journalist opens up about her struggle with mental health.

 | By Newsy Staff

A vial of ketamine.

Ketamine For Psychedelic Mental Health Healing Grows In Popularity

Research shows that when used in a controlled clinical environment, ketamine can have healing benefits.

 | By Maura Sirianni

Children attend school

How To Understand And Watch For Signs Of Child Abuse

Newsy hears from an expert about how to protect children who may be experiencing abuse.

 | By Chance Seales and Newsy Staff

A visitor makes a photo at the TikTok exhibition

TikTok Is Helping Foster Conversations About Mental Health

Therapist Courtney Tracy says TikTok is helping people talk about mental health. But she also warns of the dangers of misinformation.

 | By Casey Mendoza

A vial containing the monkeypox vaccine.

U.S. May Expand Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility To Men With HIV

Currently, CDC recommends the vaccine to people who are a close contact of someone who has monkeypox or who believes they were exposed to the virus.

 | By Associated Press

Water flows from a fountain.

Illinois Town's $13 Million Water System Will Bypass Forever Chemicals

PFAS chemicals, which don't degrade over time, have been used in consumer products since the 1950s and are linked to harmful health effects.

 | By Ben Schamisso

Jane Fitzpatrick

A Pediatric Therapist Speaks On Trauma Of Abuse In Children

A young woman who works as a pediatric behavioral therapist speaks about her experience with her own PTSD growing up.

 | By Newsy Staff and Isbella Diaz

A doctor shows a Naltraxone implant.

Researchers Developing Implant To Fight Alcohol, Opioid Addiction

Naltrexone is already FDA approved, but not as an implant. Options are being studied and if all goes well, one could be greenlighted in 2024.

 | By Lindsey Theis

Empty desks in a classroom

New Orleans Students' PTSD Rank Higher Than The National Average

One couple shares how the troubles of post-traumatic stress disorder affected their children's mental health and changed all of their lives.

 | By Tammy Estwick

A man and woman sit down at a table in a park

Psychologist Says There's A Rise In The Number Of Lonely, Single Men

An article in Psychology Today sparked heated discussions online and on social media. Some agreed, while others were angry and offended.

 | By Cat Sandoval

Reverend Denise Walden Glen

Focusing On Community, Faith And Mental Health After The Tops Shooting

Reverend Denise Walden Glen shares stories of community and faith in the days after the shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

 | By Newsy Staff and Isbella Diaz

U.S. veteran Sergio Alfaro

U.S. Veteran Shares Message Of Hope After Battling PTSD

Former U.S. Army medic Sergio Alfaro returned from Iraq with the realities of war burned into his mind.

 | By Newsy Staff

U.S. Veteran Connor McDaniel

The Struggle And Rising Need For Veterans To Get Mental Health Care

Research shows nearly half of American veterans who need mental health care don't get it.

 | By Alexandra Miller

A doctor stands at a desk.

Buffalo Tragedy Highlights Need For Black Mental Health Care Workers

In the aftermath of the Buffalo mass shooting, health care workers were faced with another crisis: the need for diverse mental health professionals.

 | By Amber Strong

Joe Prude, brother of Daniel Prude, right, and his son Armin, stand with a picture of Daniel Prude in Rochester

Officers Get New Partners In Effort To Decriminalize Mental Illness

In Virginia police officers are now working with mental health clinicians to reduce deadly encounters between police and the mentally ill.

 | By Amber Strong

Packaging for an electronic cigarette and menthol pods from Juul Labs

Juul To Pay Nearly $440M To Settle States' Teen Vaping Probe

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced the deal Tuesday on behalf of the states plus Puerto Rico.

 | By Associated Press

Mississippi National Guardsmen carry cases of drinking water.

FEMA: Unclear When Jackson Residents Will Have Clean Water

Jackson, Mississippi, has been under a boil water notice since July after tests showed water quality was cloudy, triggering health concerns.

 | By Maura Sirianni

Southern Decadence festival in New Orleans.

White House Sends Monkeypox Vaccines To Labor Day Weekend Pride Events

Louisiana got 1,500 additional vaccine vials for the Southern Decadence festival in New Orleans.

 | By Stephanie Sandoval

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, gestures to a poster about changes in life expectancy

Why Does U.S. Life Expectancy Rank Poorly?

Life expectancy is a key metric used to determine the heath of a country. The World Bank says it's improving around the world.

 | By Lindsey Theis

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves speaks at a press conference regarding Jackson's ongoing water crisis.

Mississippi Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over Water Crisis

The water crisis affects the city's 150,000 residents, and about 30,000 who come into the city to work, officials said.

 | By Tammy Estwick and Stephanie Sandoval

Pfizer shows vials of the company's updated COVID-19 vaccine during production in Kalamazoo

The FDA Has Authorized New Omicron Booster Shots

Pfizer and Moderna have released a new COVID booster shot that will target the highly contagious BA.4 and BA.5 omicron variant.

 | By Lindsey Theis

Food pyramid

What Makes Nutrition Advice Confusing?

Newsy's Heath and Science correspondent Lindsey Theis looks into whether nutrition advice is helpful or confusing.

 | By Lindsey Theis