The impact of the pandemic on mental health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Laura Nakatani Kunioka, a third-year medical student at Unicesumar, Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

A wide look on the mental health status of the cream of the community, the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Jibin Chacko, an incoming senior clerk & a bonafide medical student of Gullas College of Medicine , University of the Visayas, Philippines. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

COVID-19 and its Implications on Mental Health of Youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Iqra Nawaz, a third-year medical student at Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Inside my COVID-19 Diary: is the youth mental health still intact or fractured?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Goodluck Issa Nchasi, a 3rd-year medical student at Catholic University Of Health And Allied Sciences, faculty of Medicine, located in Mwanza, Tanzania. He is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Thi Ngoc Huyen, a fresh graduate from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]

Too Young to Feel Hopeless – Mental Health of the Youth and the Effects of COVID-19

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Carlotta Oltmanns, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Vienna in Austria. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

Climate-vulnerable populations are suffering a mental health crisis

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dharrnesha Inbah Rajah, Global Shaper, Kuala Lumpur Hub There’s a clear link between climate change threats and poor mental health outcomes in developing countries. Slow progress on mental health and climate change emergency response mechanisms research remains concerning. […]

The Silent Pandemic: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Marie Ramos, a third-year medical student at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and […]

COVID-19: how does living in a pandemic impact youth’s mental health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Bianca Costa Dias, a 2nd year medical student at the Faculdade de Medicina de Marília (FAMEMA), in Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Living in a pandemic: what are the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of the youth?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Katerina Drakos, a 5th year medical student from the Lisbon School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Gymnast Simone Biles shines a light on athletes’ mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content United States gymnast Simone Biles has put the spotlight on athletes’ mental health at the Tokyo Olympics. The multi-gold medalist has withdrawn from events, saying she needs to focus on her mental health. […]

The pandemic has made mental well-being a public health must

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Julie van Ongevalle, Executive Vice President, Consumer Healthcare, Sanofi With mental health symptoms surging during the pandemic, nurturing mental wellness has become a collective social responsibility. Early diagnosis and self-care can help manage the progression of mental illnesses […]

Mental health: these songs are proven to reduce stress

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Scientists say listening to music reduces stress and even pain. Last year, 57% of Americans said music helped their mental health, more than watching TV or doing exercise. Researchers have discovered the […]

Mental health: What is doomscrolling and how can we stop it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Doomscrolling – continually looking for bad news online – has grown during COVID-19. It’s particularly prevalent among people with mental health conditions including anxiety and depression. Clinical psychologist Dr Ariane Ling explains […]

6 books to improve your mental and physical health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Reading can be a balm for our mental health – reducing stress and helping us sleep better. Sales of self-help books have doubled in the US since 2013. These 6 books are […]

Asylum Seeker Accommodation and Mental Health

This article was written by one of our guest writers, Mr. Aaron Gates-Lincoln, writer for Immigration News. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The topic of accommodation for asylum seekers awaiting asylum decisions has been an issue discussed intensely in the world of immigration […]

Why an evidence-driven approach is the best way for businesses to support workplace mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miranda Wolpert, Director, Mental Health, Wellcome Trust Anxiety and depression are estimated to cost the global economy over $1 trillion every year in lost productivity. Businesses are increasingly seeking ways to support the mental health of staff, but […]

How the pandemic has affected mental health in America

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content Worries about infection, job security and childcare are impacting people’s mental health. 55% of women and 38% of men say the pandemic has negatively affected their mental health. 31% of black adults, […]

Digital mental health is here – but how do we ensure its quality?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stephanie Allen, Leader, Global and Australia Healthcare Sector, Deloitte & Arnaud Bernaert, Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum Now more than ever, the global mental health community must look to innovative solutions to […]

Our world is in the grip of a mental health crisis – here’s what we can do to help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content A 2020 survey reveals that more than a quarter of respondents were found to be at risk of clinical-level mental health problems. Of eight countries surveyed, Singapore ranked highest for mental health […]

Here’s how your mental health depends on collective wellbeing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation, University College London (UCL) Mental health is nearly always seen as an individual issue requiring individual solutions. Yet in reality it’s as much a problem for groups […]

This simple addition to a city can dramatically improve people’s mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mark McCord, Writer, Formative Content Street trees can help reduce the need for antidepressants among city dwellers, according to new research. Its findings back up studies that indicate time spent among foliage and in nature can help relieve […]

An expert explains: How to talk to boys about mental health, girls and growing up

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has had an impact on young people’s mental health. Half of all mental health disorders in adulthood start by age 14, and boys are particularly at risk. Paediatrician Dr Ranj Singh […]

Japan’s mental health crisis shows we need to fight harder for gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nobuko Kobayashi, Asia-Pacific Strategy Execution Leader, EY • The pandemic has caused the Japanese suicide rate to rise faster for women than men. • The economic crisis has fallen disproportionately on women, something compounded by the unpaid care […]

Robots and chatbots can help alleviate the mental health epidemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Workplace Intelligence COVID-19 has piled multiple additional pressures on to people’s mental health. • AI is already providing assistance in the mental health domain. • Having mental health technology in place is beneficial for […]

Mental health apps: Help is just within a pocket reach

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Chanika Assavarttirong, a 23 years old medical student originally from Bangkok, Thailand. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The Covid-19 pandemic: how to take care of mental health?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Stephany Caroline Menezes da Silva, a student in the 3rd semester of the medical course at the State University of Amazonas (UEA), located in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The […]

Cultivating mental well-being while tackling food insecurity

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ruth Yan, a graduate-entry medical student at University College Cork (Ireland). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Mental health: privilege in coronavirus times

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Ronny Alexander Llumiquinga Achi, a 2nd semester student at ESPOCH´s (Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo) medical school, located in Riobamba, Chimborazo, Ecuador. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece […]

Providing mental health during pandemic times

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rebeca Feitosa Dória Alves, a second year medical student at Universidade Tiradentes in Aracaju-SE (Brazil). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

Importance of Mental Health and keeping it together in a Pandemic 

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Rao Ahsan, a medical student from Pakistan struggling to become a good doctor. He is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do not necessarily […]

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Nimisha Ramesh, a third year medical student studying in Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, India. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writers and do […]

Mental Health x Meditation, in times of pandemic: cognitive and behavioral modifications

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marina Candido da Silva, 5th year of medical school, academic at Centro Universitário Ingá (Uningá), member of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations of Brazil (IFMSA Brazil). She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]