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Tennis Champ Bianca Andreescu in Costa Rica For Her Mental Health

Canadian Tennis Star Bianca Andreescu, winner of the 2019 US Open Tennis championship and who has been ranked as high as no 4 and...

Need Emotional Support? Health Department has a 9-1-1 Support Hotline

Valentines Day is fast approaching and a fair number of people in Costa Rica are dealing with feelings and emotions that come from complexities...

Study explores mental health impacts of pandemic on Costa Ricans

More than two-thirds of Costa Ricans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis are exhibiting symptoms of depression

Americas suffer ‘mental health crisis’ due to pandemic, which is rebounding in Europe and Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented mental health crisis in the American continent, PAHO warned Tuesday, while the infections once again set off alarms in Spain and began a new phase in the Asia-Pacific region.

Costa Rican organizations launch suicide prevention campaign

The national suicide rate in Costa Rica rose to 7.2 per 100,000 people in 2018.

MOPT installing anti-suicide barriers over Saprissa bridge

Installation began earlier this month and will finish before October.

Vaso Lleno hosting event for sexual abuse survivors

The event, called Reconstruí tu historia (Rebuild your story) will be held Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Selina CoWork in Barrio Otoya, San José. 

Vaso Lleno opens the door, hundreds of stories of sexual abuse pour in

Vaso Lleno is a project hoping to raise awareness on mental health by creating a space for people to share their stories.

Maternal exposure to antidepressant SSRIs linked to autism in children

A new study provides some of the strongest evidence yet that using an antidepressant like Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft during the final two trimesters of pregnancy may be linked to a higher risk of autism spectrum disorder for the child.

Media campaign seeks to raise awareness about mental health care

Last year, mental health issues prompted workers to take 365,712 days off work, costing Costa Rica's Social Security System ₡5.6 billion ($10.3 million), the agency reported.

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