Business is a crucial partner in solving the mental health challenge

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Miranda Wolpert, Head, Mental Health Priority Area, Wellcome Trust Approaches to mental health problems are limited to two biomedical strategies. More than 100 different other approaches have been suggested. Employers must collaborate in working towards the next generation […]

How to talk to people about mental health – and support one another

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Fatima Azzahra El Azzouzi, Global Shaper, Casablanca Hub, It’s time to act on, not just talk about, mental health. Global Shapers trains volunteer youth to help each other out with mental health issues. Empathy is the best therapy. […]

How one traumatised child survived genocide and started a movement for mental health

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 Around 8,000 people were killed in Rwanda and the brutality left mental scars. Grace Gatera was diagnosed with PTSD as a young child. She now campaigns to improve access to mental heath […]

Mental health and suicide prevention: the contradictory access in a reference city of southern Brazil

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Mariele de Paula, 3rd year in medical school, academic from Ingá University Center (Uningá), member of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations of Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed […]

Mental health and suicide: from the 19th century to present

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Cristiene Neta de Sá Araújo, a second semester medicine student at the Federal University of Maranhão campus Pinheiro. 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 […]

From mental health to suicide: the interruption of this chain reaction by prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Emilly Cardinalli, a 20 years old undergraduate student of Medicine at Universidade Potiguar in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, 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 […]

Mental health in primary care: a unique therapeutic project

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Kristen Guilarducci Laureano, a second-year medical student at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás. 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 […]

Mental health and suicide prevention – what can be done to increase access to mental health services in Morocco

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Houda Bouazza is a second-year medical student in Rabat, Morocco. 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 view on […]

Mental health and suicide prevention – What can be done to increase access to mental health services in my region?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Geovana Correia Nery, a sophomore medical student at the Centro Universitario de Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos of Brasilia, Brasilia. 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 […]

Art, mental health and suicide: different strategies for increasing access to health services

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ana Karollyne Salviano Ferreira de Melo is a 21-year-old graduate student of the 5th period of Medicine at Rio Grande do Norte State University, Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of […]

Mental health: the challenge of society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Julia Maria Orsini Zava, 21 years old, 3rd year in medical school, academic from Ingá University Center, member of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations of Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. […]

The mental health of our society

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sanem ERGEN, a second year medical student at Istanbul University. 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 view on the topic, nor […]

Improving coverage of mental health services

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Juan Pablo Robles Carrasquilla, a 19 year old and second year medical student at Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia. 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 writer and do not […]

Mental health: what can be done to diminish increasing suicide rates?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Alvija Kučinskaitė, a second-year medical student at Vilnius University, Lithuania. 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 view on the topic, nor […]

Mental health and suicide prevention-what can be done to increase access to mental health services in my region?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Niedja Fernanda Nobre dos Santos, a student of the third period of Medicine of the State University of Rio Grande do Norte-UERN, 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 […]

Mental health and suicide: when the alarm bells are faced with deaf ears

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Imane Oujaa, a third-year medical student in the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Marrakesh, Morocco. 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 […]

Mental health and suicide prevention – what can be done to increase access to mental health services in my local area?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ugnė Mickevičiūtė, 22 years old, a fourth year medical student at Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine (Vilnius, Lithuania). 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 […]

Mental health at stake: A silent epidemic of 21st century

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Irmina Morawska, a 6 th year medical student of Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. 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 […]

Is mental health really ‘health’?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Dr. Unsa Athar, a graduate of King Edward Medical University, Lahore. 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 view on the topic, […]

Mental health and suicide prevention

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Vasiliki Nektaria Vlachogianni, a 3rd-year medical student, in University of Thessaly, Greece . 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 view on […]

Happiness apps: how schools are joining the fight for better student mental health

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 Schoolchildren who have experienced trauma or neglect could benefit from the use of mental well-being apps in the classroom. That’s according to educationalists and welfare workers in Australia, where the use of apps […]

We need to talk about mental health at work, say employees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Senior Writer, Formative Content Half of Millennials and 75% of Generation Z workers have left a job voluntarily for mental health reasons, compared to 20% of older generations. That’s according to a recent study from Mind Share […]

Here’s why leaders need to care about mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sharmishta Sivaramakrishnan, Community Specialist, Young Global Leaders – Asia, World Economic Forum Geneva & Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum ‘Mental health’ can mean a lot of things, depending on who you talk to. […]

4 ways to keep the momentum rolling on mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School Mental health is a key ingredient of human capital, but […]

It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in the workplace

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Poppy Jaman, Chief Executive Officer, CMHA & Garen K. Staglin, Co-Founder, Board Chairman, One Mind By 2030, it is predicted that mental health problems will be the leading cause of mortality and morbidity globally. Currently, untreated mental health problems account for 13% of […]

‘Being open about my mental health created a better work culture’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ryan Bonnici, Chief marketing officer, G2.com From Davos to Tokyo to Silicon Valley, executives are steadily bracing the issue of mental health. That’s a good sign. But the world has a very long way to go in creating workplaces […]

There is a mental health crisis in entrepreneurship. Here’s how to tackle it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marcel Muenster, Founder and Director, The Gritti Fund & Paul Hokemeyer, Clinical and Consulting Psychotherapist, Author I am one of 582 million people, almost 8% of the global population, who have devoted their lives to entrepreneurship. This means that […]

Growing up near green space is good for your mental health as an adult

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Being denied the sights, sounds and smells of nature during childhood is associated with an increased risk of mental health problems later in life, according to a new study. Scientists at Aarhus University in […]

Three ways the world must tackle mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Paul Stoffels, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson Mental health and brain disorders are increasingly prevalent. Suicide and depression affect people who may appear “healthy”, as evidenced by several tragic high profile […]

This is the world’s biggest mental health problem – and you might not have heard of it

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 The early years of the 21st century have witnessed a worldwide epidemic of poor mental health and related illnesses. But while depression is the condition most will associate with mental health issues, and […]

The power of digital tools to transform mental healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Husseini Manji, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience, Janssen & Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health The global burden of mental illness, both in terms of human suffering and […]

Why this is the year we must take action on mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Elisha London, Chief Executive Officer, United for Global Mental Health & Peter Varnum, Project Lead, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum The global mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030. With mental disorders on […]

Mental health problems costing Europe heavily

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Greater efforts to promote mental health and improve early diagnosis and treatment of those with mental illness would improve the lives of millions of Europeans and contribute to stronger economic and employment conditions, according to a new joint OECD/European Commission report. Health at a Glance: Europe […]