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As tbh Gains Popularity Among Teens, Facebook Buys The Feel-Good Polling App

Facebook acquires tbh or 'to be honest,' a polling app that's popular among teenagers, which has garnered 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in nine weeks.

Apps/Software

Quality Of High School Friendships Linked To Mental Health In Adulthood

Researchers found that close high school friendships directly predict mental health improvements in young adulthood. Having high-quality friendships at 15 years old predict less social anxiety and fewer signs of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2017

Your Instagram Photos May Be Able To Tell If You Are Depressed

Your Instagram feed could lend important insight on depression and mental health. This is the finding of a new study that used a computer program to analyze thousands of Instagram photos from 166 users.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2017

Yoga Could Ease Symptoms Of Depression, New Studies Reveal

A number of new studies have revealed that doing yoga may ease depression, and the practice could complement traditional therapies to lessen the symptoms. Find out more about its benefits for mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 7, 2017

PTSD Not Just A Mental Health Condition: Psychiatric Disorder May Also Have Physical Effects On The Brain

PTSD is considered a mental health condition but sufferers have bigger amygdala, a region in the brain linked to fear. What is behind these changes in the brain?

Neuroscience July 14, 2017

Mentally Ill Inmates Held In Confinement Longer, Federal Watchdog Says

The Office of Inspector General revealed that mentally ill inmates in federal prisons are being placed in confinement for long periods. The report alleges that the Bureau of Prisons has done a poor job at providing care for such inmates.

July 13, 2017

Carrie Fisher's Death Linked To Sleep Apnea Among Other Factors: Coroner

The Los Angeles County coroner's office released a report regarding Carrie Fisher's passing in December. Sleep apnea and atherosclerosis are linked to her death among other factors.

Celebrities June 17, 2017

Social Media May Not Be Good For A Young Person's Mental Health

Social media seems to dominate so much of people's lives today. A recent survey suggests that extensive use of social media may harm the mental and emotional well-being of users, particularly the younger crowd.

Apps/Software May 20, 2017

Instagram Deemed Worst Social Media Platform For Young Users' Mental Health, YouTube Ranked Most Positive: Study

A new study highlights the dangers of social media and the negative impact it can have on young users. Among the popular social media apps, Instagram and Snapchat are the worst for youngsters' mental health, while YouTube is the most positive one.

Internet May 19, 2017

Mental Illness Isn’t The Endgame: Simple Yet Effective Ways To Support Your Loved One’s Mental Health

Do you know someone who’s suffering from any form of mental disorder? Here are some practical and useful strategies you can do to make sure he or she gets the right support.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2017

7,000 Bodies From Former Asylum Potentially Buried On Mississippi Campus, And They’re Quite Costly To Exhume

Up to 7,000 bodies may be buried on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and officials are seeking to exhume the bodies. The ambitious plan involves putting up a visitors center and a lab to study the bodies.

Public Health May 8, 2017

Glorifying Teen Suicide? Experts, Schools Rail Against Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

As more people watch Netflix’s hit teen drama ’13 Reasons Why,’ schools and mental health experts express strong warning against it. Can the TV show really trigger teen suicide?

Movies/TV Shows May 1, 2017

8.3 Million Adult Americans Suffer From Serious Psychological Distress: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

Depression and anxiety are taking their toll on Americans, as more and more people struggle with psychological distress. Find out what the most common symptoms of PD are, what triggers this mental health disorder, and how to combat it.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2017

Climate Change Can Negatively Affect Mental Health, Says Study

New research finds that climate change can affect mental health negatively. Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and eco-anxiety are just some of the mental health issues incited by climate change.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2017

Depression Is Leading Cause Of Ill Health Worldwide: How To Combat The Scourge

The upcoming World Health Day is themed around depression and the importance of recognizing symptoms and offering support to people living with this mental health condition. As such, WHO promotes talking therapy and calls for bigger investments in depression treatments.

Public Health April 3, 2017

Death Of The Founder Of A Mental Health Community Ruled As Suicide; Learn The Warning Signs Of Suicide

The death of Project Semicolon's founder has been ruled as a suicide. Learn how to spot the warning signs of someone at risk of committing suicide and how to help a struggling loved one.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2017

Facebook, Twitter Push For Healthy Social Media Use: What This Means For Users' Well Being

Facebook and Twitter announced the adoption of bold moves to foster a healthier social media experience. What could this mean for their users' well being?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 5, 2017

3 Misconceptions About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Debunked

Check out three of the most common misconceptions about obsessive-compulsive disorder and learn why saying 'I'm OCD,' in reference to one's penchant for cleaning, is wrong.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017

Birdwatching Near Your Home Offers Mental Health Benefits, Says Study

Researchers have found that watching birds near your home can be good for your mental health. Results were consistent whether subjects lived in urban or suburban neighborhoods.

Public Health February 27, 2017

Take A Digital Detox: Constantly Checking Social Media Can Drive You Insane

Social media is more stressful than people think. A recent survey shows that social media addiction and mental health issues are connected and affect most Americans.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

Scratch That: Your Cat Will Not Give You Mental Illness

Owning cats does not up your risk for mental disorders such as schizophrenia and psychosis, among other mental illnesses. Here's the proof.

Public Health February 23, 2017

Trump And Mental Health: How A Signature Campaign Casts Light On The President's Sanity

A petition to remove President Trump from office due to a supposed mental illness sparks a conversation about his mental health. Is calling him 'crazy' doing more harm?

FEATURE February 19, 2017

Premature Babies Face Higher Risk For Mental Health Problems Later In Life

Babies born with low birth weight such as those who were born prematurely have increased odds of suffering from mental health problems as children, teenagers and adults. What are the risk factors for giving birth to low birth weight babies?

Public Health February 14, 2017

Startup NeuroQore Uses Magnetic Pulses To Treat Depression: Cure Depression Without Drugs Or Psychotherapy?

Depression affects the lives of millions of Americans each year. NeuroQore, a startup company, hopes to treat the disorder with the help of magnetic pulses.

Medicine February 12, 2017

Working More Than 39 Hours Every Week Could Damage Your Health

You might want to rethink doing those long workweeks. A new Australian study revealed that people working more than 39 hours a week are putting their health at risk, including the danger of mental issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

Having Good Posture May Help Ease Symptoms Of Depression: Study

Sitting up straight may help alleviate the symptoms of depression and improve mood, a new study in New Zealand suggests. Researchers investigate the link between upright posture and reduced feelings of depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2017

Box Office Thriller 'Split' Tells Harrowing Tale Of Multiple Personalities: But What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

The intriguing take of the movie 'Split' on Dissociative Identity Disorder has critics raving about M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller. Learn about Dissociative Identity Disorder and the reality behind the mental illness.

Feature | Health February 4, 2017

Services Needed To Help Children With Autism Transition To Adulthood

Children with autism spectrum disorder face a lot of challenges as they transition into adulthood. Social workers can offer help by coordinating essential services for them such as college support and independent living.

Life & Style December 24, 2016

Men To File Lawsuit Over Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal That Caused Them To Grow Breasts

Thousands of men who suffered from the side effects of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal prepare to file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. The drug cause boys and men to grow breasts.

Medicine December 14, 2016

Researchers Discover Physical Source Of Depression

Researchers have uncovered the physical source of depression in the brain, allowing them to take a step closer toward helping improve treatment options for a condition that affects millions of Americans.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 22, 2016

More Than Half Of American Adults With Mental Health Issues Not Getting Needed Treatment

Mental Health America's annual report revealed better access to mental health care in the country. However, more than half of adults with mental illness are still not getting the treatment they need.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2016

DNA Nanobot That Releases Drugs Using Mind Control May Alter Course Of Mental Health Treatment

A DNA nanobot can release drugs when it is heated using electromagnetic energy. How can it change the way mental health problems such as schizophrenia are treated?

Neuroscience August 28, 2016

How Happy Are You At Your Job? Low Job Satisfaction In Your 20s And 30s Can Affect Mental Health In Your 40s

People who are less than happy with their careers as they start out in their 20s and 30s are more likely to experience depression once they are in their 40s. A nationwide study shows a relationship between job satisfaction early on in a person's career and his or her mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 23, 2016

Hispanic, Black Students Less Likely To Receive Help For Mental Health Problems

A new study has found disparities based on race and ethnicity in the mental health care received by Black and Hispanic students when compared to their white counterparts. Researchers urge officials to look closely at how the health care system treats minorities.

Public Health August 13, 2016

Patients With Bipolar Disorder Wait Six Years Before Seeking Treatment

Patients with bipolar disorder already show disruptive and distressing symptoms years before they get proper treatment for their psychiatric condition. What causes the delay in diagnosis?

Neuroscience July 27, 2016

‘Pokémon GO’ Players Say Game Has Mental Health Benefits

The 'Pokémon' franchise has a massive fan base, so it wasn't surprising that 'Pokémon GO' was a big hit. What many didn’t expect, however, was that the mobile game would also offer mental health benefits for them.

Video Games July 12, 2016

Depression Hits Nearly 3 Million Teens In The US Every Year

A new government study revealed that nearly 3 million teens in the United States suffer from depression every year. The rate of depression among teens is highest in the state of Oregon.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2016

Effects Of Perfectionism: How Intrusive Parenting Is Harmful To Children

Parents often push their kids to excel in school in pursuit of good grades. However, new research suggests that this type of parenting may be harmful to children. How does it affect youngsters?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2016

Air Pollution Could Increase Mental Illness Risk In Children

Researchers find a link between an increase in air pollution rates and the surge in children's mental illness. Alarmingly, the link persists even in countries with relatively low air pollution levels such as Sweden.

Public Health June 14, 2016

Most Antidepressants Are Ineffective In Treating Teens With Depression

Most antidepressants do not help curb the symptoms of depression in kids and teens, a new study revealed. Certain antidepressants were linked to increased suicidal thoughts.

Medicine June 9, 2016

People With Psychopathic Traits Can Be Helpful At Work

People who strongly exhibit psychopathic traits can be cooperative at work. Researchers, however, said that it is only possible if they have strong social skills.

Life & Style June 8, 2016

Access To Nature In Urban Areas Is Key To Healthier Living

Mental illness and mood disorders are more widespread in urban areas partly due to reduced access to nature, a new study has warned. How exactly is access to nature in urban cities important to well-being?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2016

Poor Immune System Linked To Mental Health Problems

A breakthrough study links mental health problems to a compromised immune system. Findings show that a combination of medication and immune system therapies can relive mental health symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016

Celebrities Speak Up About Struggles With Mental Health

Celebrities have opened up about their struggles with mental health problems. One of those celebrities is Kristen Bell, who openly shared her experiences to help others.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2016

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month: Here's What You Can Do To Spread Awareness And Get Involved

It's Mental Health Awareness month. It's time return to a conversation that should carry on year-round.

Public Health May 15, 2016

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