Latest from Amy Ellis Nutt

The town that gave the world Spam is proud to be ‘autism-friendly’

In Austin, Minn., businesses are trained to support people with autism.
  • Sep 23, 2018

A traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of suicide, study says

"People should not be sent out of ER without a follow-up.”
  • Aug 14, 2018

Helping transgender women find their voice

Most differences between male and female voices are not biologically determined but learned from a young age, which means they can also be relearned.
  • Jul 30, 2018

Zapping the brain appears to decrease aggressive intentions, new study says

Electrical stimulation of the prefrontal cortex seemed to raise people's sense that aggression is morally wrong.
  • Jul 2, 2018

From apps to avatars, new tools for taking control of your mental health

Digital therapeutics are here — and they're changing the landscape for people battling mental illness.
  • Jul 2, 2018

College students are forming mental-health clubs — and they’re making a difference

Student-run groups are associated with increased awareness of mental health issues, reduced stigma and a rise in “helping behaviors,” a new study finds.
  • Jun 28, 2018

Suicide rates rise sharply across the United States, new report shows

Between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates increased across age, gender, race and ethnicity.
  • Jun 7, 2018

Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data show

But the latest data show that the opposite pattern remains the case for suicide among adolescents.
  • May 21, 2018

Among thousands of LGBTQ teens, a survey finds anxiety and fears about safety

“Despite the change in social attitudes, they’re still struggling,” a researcher says.
  • May 15, 2018

Why kids and teens may face far more anxiety these days

A new study builds on decades of research showing a rise in anxiety among children and adolescents in the United States.
  • May 10, 2018