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A CEO sent his stock surging 15% when he likened his new depression drug to an antibiotic — but a consultant to the company told us it won’...

BI PRIME: Sage Therapeutics CEO Jeff Jonas said the new drug could help depressed people feel well "with just a two week course of treatment — similar to how antibiotics are used." No existing drug works that way, and this one hasn't yet been studied beyond a limited time frame — when most drugs fail.
Kate Spade is donating $1 million to mental health awareness.

The Kate Spade brand is donating $1 million to mental health organizations

The Kate Spade brand announced on Wednesday that it would donate $1 million to mental-health awareness to honor its late founder. The first donation of $250,000 will be given to Crisis Text Line, a non-profit that supports people in crisis using a text-messaging service.
A four-year-old boy weeps in the arms of a family member as he and others were apprehended by border patrol agents after illegally crossing into the U.S. border from Mexico near McAllen, Texas, U.S., May 2, 2018.

Separating kids from parents at the border mirrors a ‘textbook strategy’ of domestic abuse, experts say — and causes irreversible, l...

The US policy could cause "irreversible harm" to children's development and mental health, as well as to the mental health of their parents. Negative impacts could last throughout people's lives and even be passed on to future generations.

‘Gaming disorder’ has been classified as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization — here’s what that means

The classification is meant to help clinical professionals define the point at which playing video games becomes problematic. That could help individuals who feel they are struggling with gaming get treatment. However, defining gaming as a mental health condition is still controversial.

Millennials are on track to have worse health in middle age than their parents, according to a new report

Millennials already have it tough with lower wages, less job security, and emotional pressure — and according to a new report from the Health Foundation, they are likely to have poorer health in middle age than their parents.

The US suicide rate has increased 30% since 2000 — and it tripled for young girls

The suicide rate has skyrocketed since 2000 in the US, according to new data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday. The suicide rate rose 50% for women of all ages, and it's up for all men under 75, too.
Crowds walk through Times Square as a cold weather front hits the region in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 28, 2017.

There may be one big reason why suicide rates keep climbing in the US, according to mental-health experts

Anthony Bourdain's and Kate Spade's deaths this week are part of a national trend — suicide rates in the US have risen 28% in less than 20 years, according to CDC data. At the same time, federal and state funding for mental healthcare is declining.

Anthony Bourdain opened up about his ‘unhappy soul’ in an interview a year before he died

Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room on Friday. He was 61. Last year, he told The Guardian: "I was an unhappy soul, with a huge heroin and then crack problem. I hurt, disappointed, and offended many, many, many people, and I regret a lot. It's a shame I have to live with."

A meditation app loved by Wall Street and Silicon Valley wants to unveil a prescription-strength version with FDA approval

The $250 million mindfulness app company Headspace has big plans to turn meditation into medicine. A favorite self-improvement tool in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street, the app already hopes to roll out a series of prescription-grade meditation tools approved by the FDA.

Kanye West says he’s bipolar on his new album — here’s what that really means

After suggesting that slaves had a choice, proclaiming his support for President Trump, and opining that "love is infinite," West dropped his new album on Friday in which he says he has bipolar disorder, a serious mental illness that West calls his "superpower."