Mental health

COVID-19 has paralysed mental health care in Europe 

Thursday 03 December 2020 | Ángela Bernardo
María Álvarez Del Vayo
Carmen Torrecillas
| Civio

Mental health resources in the European Union were scarce even before the pandemic. COVID-19 has caused a tsunami in mental health, and access to care is more difficult today. About 75 percent of psychiatry services in the EU have been taking place via telemedicine, but this is not a viable option for all patients.


Suicides around the world (WHO)

Friday 06 December 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24. According to WHO, one person commits suicide every 40 seconds around the world.


Health in prisons (WHO)

Monday 02 September 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

Set up by the WHO, the European database on health in prisons (HIPED) includes data on prison mortality, disease screening, and the prevention and treatment of diseases.


Why are there relatively fewer suicides in prison in the Balkans than elsewhere in Europe? 

Monday 14 May 2018 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

The suicide rate in Balkan prisons is low compared to the rest of Europe, in part because of the different composition of the prison population.