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Mental illness plays a complicated role in the homelessness crisis
Though the affordable housing shortage is key, mental illness increases the risk of losing a home and makes it harder to regain one.
Schools on front lines as Surgeon General warns about social media use
Educators are grappling with the consequences of "almost constant" social media usage by a significant number of teenagers.
Career prospects suffer after bouts of mental illness, research shows
For younger workers, an episode of depression is linked to 24% lower earnings more than a decade later.
Loneliness is an epidemic — social media may not always help
Social media platforms that bring people together IRL can help. Those that privilege one-way communication from influencers to followers may make matters worse.
The cost of loneliness: Social isolation holds back workers and costs employers billions
An 'epidemic of loneliness' in recent decades causes stress-related absenteeism, job turnover, and lost productivity.
What the pandemic taught companies about mental health support
"You can't have a healthy economy without a healthy population," says Marketplace's senior economics contributor.
Companies have sprung up to help students with mental health issues navigate college life
The services provide guidance for students seeking therapists in a new town, applying for test accommodations, and managing medications.
When employer benefits get personal, they're tricky to use
Before abortion benefits, employer-sponsored mental health resources raised concerns.
New gun control law puts emphasis on mental health
There's a disconnect between mental health funding and who actually commits mass shootings. The greatest effect may be on suicides.
As the 988 mental health crisis line goes live, advocates worry it may not be ready
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline system that 988 will augment has faced problems with staffing and connecting calls to responders.