With fewer than 24 hours left until the beginning of the end of the action in Qatar, there are fears for France as Raphaël Varane and Ibrahima Konaté become the latest players to fall ill. Meanwhile, FIFA boss Gianni Infantino hails the tournament as "the best World Cup ever", and we discuss whether the mental health of players is being properly considered by football authorities.
As concern grows over the climate crisis, so does its toll on our mental well-being. Public health officials have coined the term "eco-anxiety" to describe the fear of environmental doom. They warn that the phenomenon could have damaging long-term effects and amplify health and social inequalities for the most vulnerable. One recent international survey found that large numbers of 16 to 25 year olds worldwide had suffered psychological effects owing to the climate crisis. We take a closer look at the situation in France.
People often need a mental health diagnosis to access ongoing therapy. Some psychiatrists and psychologists say the requirement is pushing them to pathologize normal distress or diagnose stigmatized conditions too early.
14 Aug 2022
Sports coach and aspiring model Patience Ramavhale battled depression and anxiety throughout a troubled childhood. But her love of sports and passion for coaching not only developed her young athletes, but also helped Patience improve her mental health. Don’t Hold Back’s Nozibele Qamngana Mayaba catches up with Patience over the customary snack on how using sports can improve your mental health.
21 Jun 2022
The WHO released a report which said that mental illness had spiked across the world due to COVID and related restrictions. Young people, women, and those who were already mentally ill have been more affected.
26 May 2022
“I was quite depressed at times” – Zverev reveals his mental health struggles
Rio Ferdinand fronting Amazon documentary series about race, mental health and sexuality in football
23 May 2022
Rio Ferdinand fronting Amazon documentary series about race, mental health and sexuality in football Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand is reportedly working on a trio of documentaries for Amazon about race, mental health and sexuality in football.
17 Apr 2022
We hear from up-and-coming artist Matthew Eguavoen, whose work translates complex, contemporary African experiences into vibrant and challenging portraits. But first, Ethiopian researchers are hoping that a local staple known as false banana could have some real benefits for food security. Enset is little known outside of the country but is nutritious and drought resistant. Also, nine ancient Libyan artefacts have been returned home after having been looted during 21st century conflicts and smuggled out to the US.
17 Apr 2022
Ethiopian researchers are hoping that a local staple known as false banana could have some real benefits for food security. Enset is little known outside of the country but is nutritious and drought resistant. Also 9 ancient Libyan artifacts have been returned home after having been looted during 21st century conflicts and smuggled out to the US. And we hear from rising Matthew Eguavoen whose work translates complex, contemporary African experiences into vibrant and challenging portraits.
7 Mar 2022
Africa has a very young population, but many young people don't see a clear path to leading a successful, independent life. This leads to a "ticking time bomb" of mental health problems, according to our guest. Tom Osborn is the co-founder and executive director of the Shamiri Institute in Kenya. He told us how he's helping young people and how his early life growing up in a poor rural area of the country inspired him to take this inspirational path.
17 Feb 2022
Kanye West opens up about mental health struggles and admits to having 'suicidal thoughts'
30 Dec 2021
The 2020 Beirut port blast was a traumatic experience for many people in Lebanon. A large number sought therapy in the aftermath. But, with doctors leaving the country, help is not easy to find.