Ketamine Seen As Possible Breakthrough Drug For Treating Range Of Mental Health IssuesWhile COVID-19 may feel under control, many people are feeling mentally off - chronically exhausted, burned out, anxious, quick to anger, and depressed. One treatment offers hope, but it's not without controversy.
UC Berkeley Announces New Research Project on Psychedelic DrugsThe study of psychedelic drugs is seeing a resurgence and the University of California at Berkeley is going to take part, university officials said this week.
More Teens Struggling With Anxiety, Loneliness, Mental Health Issues During COVID-19 PandemicThe emotional toll of the coronavirus is hitting teenagers hard. In fact, seven in ten teens say they've struggled with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bay Area Economists Weigh In On Whether U.S. Is Headed For Depression From COVID-19With new unemployment figures showing 20 million American jobs lost in the month of April alone, KPIX 5 asked two Bay Area experts to explain where the U.S. could be headed at this historic economic moment in time.
San Francisco Suicide Prevention Seeing Record Surge In Calls During Coronavirus PandemicAs of Wednesday, 17 people have died from the coronavirus in San Francisco. From March 1 to April 14, 12 people have taken their own lives. KPIX spoke to someone who suffers from depression with a hopeful message for those who may need to hear it.
Isolation Forced By Coronavirus Endangers Mental Health Of ElderlyWhile Bay Area health officials are ordering people to keep their distance from the elderly in an attempt to protect a high-risk population from the coronavirus, some are warning that too much isolation could be just as deadly.
Addicted Kids With 'Gaming Disorder' Get Help Through South Bay Therapy ProgramVideo game addiction has grown so serious that the World Health Organization is calling it a "gaming disorder." Though illness is on the rise, there's hope and help for those affected.
SFPD Search For Retired Law Enforcement Officer Missing Since FridayA retired law enforcement officer who has acknowledged he suffers from depression unexpectedly left his San Francisco home early Friday morning, and has not been seen since.
San Francisco Includes $3.5M In Budget To Expand School Mental Health ProgramsThe city of San Francisco will expand mental health programs at its public schools to help kids deal with stress, depression, suicide and bullying among others issues, Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday.
Stanford Professor Details How Recent College Grads Can Fight Post-Grad DepressionIt's graduation time! It's a reason to celebrate, but it can be scar for many college grads who might be conflicted or worried about what's next.
Over 200 Common Drugs May Cause Depression, Report WarnsHealth professionals are issuing a disturbing warning about common medications after finding that hundreds of drugs are putting people at risk of developing depression.
Major Depression Diagnoses Up 33 Percent Since 2013, Study FindsBlue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), who insures over 106 million people, reports that major depression cases skyrocketed from 2013 to 2016.
Michelle Williams Gets Candid On Battle With Depression, Suicidal ThoughtsVIDEO: The singer says it wasn't until her 30s that she understood what was going on.
Katy Perry Admits To Struggles With Alcohol, Depression, Thoughts of Suicide“I wrote a song about [suicide],” she said during a teary talk with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh. "I feel ashamed that I would have those thoughts, feel that low and that depressed."
Eric Dane's Depression Puts 'The Last Ship' On HiatusTNT has temporarily shut down production of its drama, "The Last Ship," while star Eric Dane battles depression...