Can children be made more psychologically ‘resilient’ to traumas like 9/11 – as well as the stress of everyday life? Emma Young meets a former school principal who believes they can.
Why are some people able to become happy, well-adjusted adults even after growing up with violence or neglect? Their life stories – from 1950s Hawaii to the orphanages of Romania – could provide answers that will help more children to thrive. By Lucy Maddox.
Being overly sensitive to sights and sounds can be deeply traumatic, but there may be an upside. By Emma Young.
The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated. Andrea Volpe reports.
Shayla Love wants to know if she is carrying biological traces of her grandparents’ experiences in China.
A programme is teaching UK kids to live in the now, so they can be stronger later.
Could a new discovery pave the way for a resilience-boosting drug?
Malaria was among the biggest killers faced by prisoners of war. They fought it with a high-stakes gamble and a bamboo whisk.
Love is not enough for a child to get over a difficult start in life. Lucy Maddox asks: what is?
Exercise is one of the best ways to boost resilience, writes Emma Young.
Using sleep deprivation to combat severe depression may seem odd, but for some it’s the only thing that works.
Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for future natural disasters.