Mentally

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."

BACK ON THE BIKE AFTER A SPINAL CORD INJURY

Marjolein de Jong4 April 2019
A desire for exercise, but an inability to do so. For people with a spinal cord injury it's often the case. Rik Berkelmans wants this to change.

You too can be 120 with a clean bill of health!

Marjolein de Jong28 February 2019
VU Professor Andrea Maier has recently published a book which explains how we can stay healthy for as long as possible.