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Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
mental health

The cost of taking sexual harassment from a hashtag to the law

Most victims don't report workplace harassment. And when they do, they face costly legal fees, opaque complaints procedures, and health issues.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
13 Mar 2018 United Kingdom

Attachment therapy could help troubled Flemish youth

In Flanders, nearly half of young people in care facilities or foster families told researchers that they want to hurt themselves or felt suicidal. According to researchers, the way forward lies in specialized family therapy.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
23 Feb 2018 Belgium

Paris's first sex doll brothel opens its doors

In France, prostitution is illegal, but a man found a way to circumvent the law by using sex dolls instead of humans. 
Roxanne D'Arco recommended by Roxanne D'Arco NewsMavens, France
16 Feb 2018 France

Girl's death exposes cracks in Malta's welfare system

The quality of social services in Malta is being questioned after the death of a 7-year old Nigerian refugee girl. Her parents, who suffered from mental health issues, kept her out of school and away from medical care.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
29 Jan 2018 Malta

Why do female Eastern European migrants suffer from depression?

The women who migrate from Eastern to Western Europe to perform care work often suffer from mental illnesses such as depression or psychosis, new research shows. The phenomenon is called 'the Italian syndrome'. 
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
26 Jan 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

More Estonian school kids are "healing themselves" with drugs

The number of Estonian school children who use drugs to "treat" their depression has doubled over the past 10 years, and the numbers show no sign of slowing down.
Marian Männi recommended by Marian Männi Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
25 Jan 2018 Estonia

Maltese People Are More Artistic Than Other Europeans, According To A New Study

Unsurprisingly, less than 1% of Maltese participants said that lack of proximity was a problem for them. For comparison, 29% of Romanians who said it was specifically distance that stopped them from participating in cultural events.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
25 Dec 2017 Malta

The internet is a dark place for women

To say that hatred flourishes in social media is by no means groundbreaking. However, a new study by Amnesty International shows that consequences of "online abuse" are especially hurtful to women.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
23 Nov 2017 Austria

How Slovakia tried to cure homosexuality in the 80s

Not many people have opened up about it publicly. One of them is Roman Dulgero, who was hospitalized at a psychiatry department in the 80s, and underwent therapy for homosexuality.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
13 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Belgium discusses euthanasia for the mentally ill

There is a clash between defenders and opponents of this idea. They argue about whether hopeless suffering is subjective, and ask -- can we decide whose suffering is unbearable enough?  
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
9 Nov 2017 Belgium

Gender inequality could be killing Polish men

A recent article in Gazeta Wyborcza looked at suicide rates in Poland -- the second highest in the European Union behind Lithuania and the 15th highest in the world -- and suggested gender equality could save the lives of thousands of men.
Editorial Team recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
18 Oct 2017 Europe

Teaching teachers about body shaming

Can teachers remark on a child's body weight? The line between concern and shaming is sparking a heated deabte in Slovakia.
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
16 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Estonia's unfaced drug problem

Estonians have gotten used to witnessing various odd behaviors in public spaces, like incessant scratching, a common withdrawal symptom.
Marta Tuul recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia
6 Oct 2017 Estonia

Growing a space for male victims of domestic abuse

Faced with the prospect of ridicule or disbelief, the majority of abused men are afraid to talk about the violence inflicted by their partners. Many have been conditioned never to use violence against women, even in self-defense.
Marjan Justaert recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium
3 Oct 2017 Belgium

What Europeans can learn from  the body positive yoga scene in America

Fat people were always told that there was only a certain kind of physical activity that they could do and that every sport they try is tied to weight loss.
Pauline Tillmann recommended by Pauline Tillmann Deine Korrespondentin, Germany
28 Sep 2017 Germany

Self-deprecation at work -- harmless fun or more harm than good?

Highlighting our professional insecurities could be more damaging in the long term than that quick laugh is worth
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
25 Sep 2017 Ireland
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