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Millions of people around the world are affected by common mental disorders such as depression, emotional stress and suicidal tendencies at some point in their life. Even in the most developed nations, these conditions can go untreated and in some cases, undiagnosed. The so-called "treatment gap" -

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Yuval Roth gives Palestinians a lift so they can get medical care in Israel

Yuval Roth gives Palestinians a lift so they can get medical care in Israel

Yuval Roth woke at the crack of dawn to drive his large, white van from his home on Israel’s Mediterranean coast to Checkpoint 300, the main passageway leading from Palestinian­-controlled Bethlehem to Israeli-controlled Jerusalem. On this gray winter morning, Mr. Roth’s mission is to drive

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Karyn Parsons tells inspiring true stories of little-known African-Americans

Karyn Parsons tells inspiring true stories of little-known African-Americans

For Karyn Parsons, storytelling has always been in her blood – even during her days playing the charmingly highfalutin Hilary Banks, older cousin of Will Smith, on the TV series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” and living in glossy Los Angeles as a successful 20-something actress. It was her

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Harnin is a father figure for hundreds of Filipino street children

Harnin is a father figure for hundreds of Filipino street children

For 30 years he has mentored youths, many of whom were out of school and on the streets – neglected, abused, or abandoned. He helps them go on to higher education and good jobs. Harnin “KB” Manalaysay was in a mad scramble the Friday before Father’s Day weekend. Some scholarship sponsors wh

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Keisaburo helps Koreans and other non-Japanese atom bomb survivors

Keisaburo helps Koreans and other non-Japanese atom bomb survivors

Keisaburo Toyonaga fumed when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in his speech here two years ago that Japanese are “the only people” to have suffered from an atomic bombing. The hawkish leader’s words at the anniversaries of the 1945 US bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Miracle baby' on board

Miracle baby’ on board

A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date says she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and, with the help of medical staff, managed to keep him alive until the ship reached port. Emily Morgan, of Ogden, said Thursday that doctors didn't expect her so

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John Meislin started a study abroad program for outstanding teens of modest means

John Meislin started a study abroad program for outstanding teens of modest means

Dezarae Mustain is waiting for her flight to Spain with big-eyed excitement. Before her flight to New York the day before, she had never been on a plane. In fact, she had never even driven very far from her hometown in sparsely populated Wyoming. Now she’s heading “clear across to the other s

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Meislin started a study abroad program for outstanding teens of modest means

Meislin started a study abroad program for outstanding teens of modest means

Dezarae Mustain is waiting for her flight to Spain with big-eyed excitement. Before her flight to New York the day before, she had never been on a plane. In fact, she had never even driven very far from her hometown in sparsely populated Wyoming. Now she’s heading “clear across to the other s

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Hecker pairs pupils and student tutors – with dramatic gains for both

Hecker pairs pupils and student tutors – with dramatic gains for both

In an otherwise ordinary District of Columbia classroom, something transformative is going on in the lives of young learners. Gathered around small tables, groups of second- and third-graders have stayed after school for extra help to catch up with their peers in reading and writing. What’s

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Tanya paired her love of fresh food with a desire to help women ex-convicts

Tanya paired her love of fresh food with a desire to help women ex-convicts

Piled high to the left of a newly constructed greenhouse sit stacks of bored timber. Each newly sawed trunk is spotted with holes, freshly sealed with yellow wax. Curled inside the holes are mushroom spores, oyster and shiitake, that will sprout in six to 12 months, ready to sell at farmers markets

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