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 […]

Here are five ways we can make mental healthcare better

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Vanessa Candeias, Head of Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum & Rihana Diabo, Project Specialist, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum One in four people in the world will be affected by mental ill […]

Your smartphone may know more about your mental health than you

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amit Etkin, Professor, Stanford University “How have you been feeling since we last met?” As a psychiatrist, this is how I often open a session with a patient. But as a Silicon Valley-based neuroscientist, I am struck by […]

These forms of exercise are best for your mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Emma Charlton, Writer It’s impossible to read the news without hearing how great exercise is for your health. Physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of diseases, including diabetes, and strengthen your bones and muscles. […]

It’s time to end our ‘separate but unequal’ approach to mental health

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Sam GlickPartner, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman America’s mental health crisis has become so dire that life expectancies are declining, even as its ability to combat its historically biggest killers – cancer and heart disease – is […]

Reading this alone? Recent surveys reveal the curious truth about loneliness

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Gray, Senior Writer, Formative Content Study after study has shown that loneliness is bad for our health. It raises the risk of a person suffering heart disease and stroke, and is as hazardous as smoking or obesity. […]

France is building a village for people with Alzheimer’s

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content France is building its first “Alzheimer’s village” in an experiment aimed at improving the lives of people with the disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It is an irreversible, progressive disorder […]

Depression is the no. 1 cause of ill health and disability worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Adam Jezard, Formative Content It seems our world is an increasingly stressful place – and the numbers of people suffering from mental health issues are increasing as a result. While the anxieties of studying are having adverse effects […]

Mental health: a medical school’s demand

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Leticia Campos, a 18 year old Brazilian medicine student from the “Universidade de Pernambuco”. Ms Campos is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Mental Health: starting with myself

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Tessa Noijons, a fourth year medical student at the University of Utrecht. Ms Noijons is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the […]

Gender minority and health sector: promoting mental health with better medical education

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Kai-Yuan Cheng, a PhD student at University College London. Mr Cheng is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The […]

Mental health in medical students: the deciphered quandary

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Ankit Raj, a final year MBBS student from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. Mr Raj is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Doctors are humans too: the benefits of embracing your mental status

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Stavroula Papaeleftheriou, a 6th year medical  student at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa, in Iasi, Romania. Ms Papaeleftheriou is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Medicine and mental health: relax, the doctor is a lifelong learner

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Ms Nabella Meriem Annisa Fitri. She is a fourth year Medical Student at General Achmad Yani University, Indonesia . Ms Nabella Meriem Annisa Fitri is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). However, the opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the […]