Depression Not Contagious, But Happiness Spreads Among Friends

Teenagers with depression who have a good circle of healthy-minded friends are double as likely to recover from the condition within 6 to 12 months. Photo by SpeedKingz/Shutterstock Researchers found that while depression does not spread among friends, happiness is contagious in circles of friends and may be the key to treating and [...]

5 Ways to Tackle the Mental Health Taboo in Your Classroom

However well-intentioned, many teachers may feel they do not have the training or medical knowledge to intervene with mental health problems. That said, while teachers cannot take over the role of psychiatrists, there are many small, practical steps they can take to tackle discrimination, raise awareness and help children feel less isolated when they are [...]