Mentally

‘We can learn a lot from students living with autism’

Marjolein de Jong18 July 2022
Theo Bakker spent four years studying a group of 101 VU students living with autism, and compared the group with other VU Bachelor’s students.

Suffering under the yoke of technology

Marjolein de Jong13 December 2021
Philosopher Hans Schnitzler examines why we all have such a complex relationship with technology, but find it so hard to free ourselves from it.

What can we learn from happy people?

Marjolein de Jong31 August 2021
Have you come through the pandemic happy? According to genetics and well-being professor Meike Bartels, the reason is partly coded in our genes.

‘Super coffee’ helps you get through the day

Marjolein de Jong26 May 2021
VU alumnus Stefan Wateler aims to conquer the world with coffee capsules with added vitamins and superfoods.

VU to open new walk-in counselling service for students with mental health issues

Marjolein de Jong17 May 2021
Arne Popma, a VU alumnus and currently a child and adolescent psychiatrist at UMC, is one of the co-founders of the @ease foundation.

President of the GGZ Jacobine Geel: 'I’m extremely concerned'

Marjolein de Jong22 February 2021
VU alumnus Jacobine Geel studied Theology at the VU Amsterdam. Today, she combines her work on television with a position as President of the GGZ.

How a VU professor prevents suicide in China

Marjolein de Jong24 March 2020
VU Professor of Artificial Intelligence Zhisheng Huang uses his suicide scanner to monitor the Chinese Internet.

House-bound no more: elderly less lonely

Marjolein de Jong23 March 2020
Theo van Tilburg, sociologist at the VU Amsterdam, has studied loneliness among elderly Dutch people.

How a hallucinogenic trip can change your life for the better

Marjolein de Jong17 December 2019
The building in Zandvoort that once functioned as a church is now the backdrop for a special type of retreat sessions with psychedelic truffles.

Migraines have a grip on Mariëtte's life

Marjolein de Jong2 May 2019
Because of her migraines Mariëtte had to give up on her dreams: "I still hope for a miracle drug."