Tag: mental health

Oregon's New Law Allows Students To Take 'Mental Health Days'

Under the new law, students can cite mental or behavioral health issues as a reason to miss class. The measure, backed by student leaders and youth activists, was signed by Governor Kate Brown last month.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2019

Teen Suicides At All-Time High Since Turn Of The Millennium

The rate of suicide among young people has been rising alarmingly in recent years. Adolescent and young adult males made up the majority of the deaths caused by suicide in 2017.

Public Health June 19, 2019

American Psychological Association Releases New Therapy Guidelines For 2019

The new guidelines released by the APA encourages mental health professionals to be more aware of biases and recognize the different experiences of girls and women. It offers new recommendations that reflect changes in the society for the past decade.

Public Health May 15, 2019

Risk Of Mental Health Disorders Higher For Adults Living Alone, Study Finds

A new study claimed that living alone may cause mental health disorders. Loneliness caused by lack of social relationships is said to be the triggering factor in the possibility of developing mental illnesses.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2019

Youth Suicide Rates Increased By Nearly 29 Percent After Debut Of Netflix Drama '13 Reasons Why'

The controversial show '13 Reasons Why' is getting a third season on Netflix. However, new research pointed out that its first season release led to a significant increase in youth suicide in the following month.

Public Health April 30, 2019

Here's Why Cosmetic Clinics Will Screen Botox Patients For Mental Health Problems

Body dysmorphic disorder or BDD affects one in 50 people. The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners in the United Kingdom decided that its member clinics will implement mental health assessments on patients before giving them Botox treatments.

Public Health April 30, 2019

Obese 7-Year-Old Children At Increased Risk Of Depression

Researchers reveal that obesity and emotional problems develop hand-in-hand in children as young as 7 years old. Both conditions are shown to increase throughout childhood and adolescence.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Gallup Survey Reveals Most Stressed People In The World

Americans are among the most stressed people in the world, the annual Gallup Global Emotions report revealed. Researchers believe a number of factors have contributed to this stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 29, 2019

Are You Using Mental Health Apps? They Might Be Sharing Your Data

You might want to err on the side of caution when it comes to mental health apps. Most of them are sharing your data to advertisers, a new study has discovered.

Apps/Software April 22, 2019

Number Of Children With Suicide Attempts Doubled In The Past 10 Years

The number of emergency room visits due to suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children rose to 1.2 million in 2015. More than half of those visits are children from ages 5 to 11.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2019

Screen Time Not Harmful To Teenagers’ Well-Being, Says Study

Contrary to popular belief, heavy screen time, even before bed, doesn't negatively impact the well-being of teenagers. In a new study, researchers reveal there's little evidence linking screen time and mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2019

Graphic Design Student Jasmine Banovic's Daydreaming Turns Out To Be Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic seizures do not always occur in the same way. For some people like Jasmine Banovic, seizures are quiet and nondescript, but they're no less serious.

Neuroscience March 28, 2019

Deleting Facebook Is Great For Mental Health, Says Acclaimed ‘Gold Standard’ Study

Deleting Facebook might do wonders for your mental health. A major new study found that unplugging from the site resulted in improved well-being, happiness, reduced anxiety, and more.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 1, 2019

New Treatment Programs In US Aim To Treat 'Internet Addiction'

Reboot, a program in a mental health center in Ohio, targets 'internet addiction' in children. It is only one of the programs in the United States that offers treatment for people who might be addicted to the internet and electronic devices.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 28, 2019

People With Tattoo More Likely Have Mental Health Issues, Survey Shows

Compared with their non-tattooed counterparts, people with tattoos are more likely to engage in risky behavior. They also tend to be smokers, have more sex partners, and likely to have spent time in jail.

Feature | Health January 28, 2019

Exposure To Lead During Childhood Linked To Mental Health Issues Later In Life

A study claimed a link between exposure to high levels of lead in childhood and mental health issues in adulthood. The researchers warned that the negative effects of the toxic metal might show up to three or four decades later.

Public Health January 25, 2019

NHS’ Historic 10-Year Plan Reduces Waiting Time To Access Mental Care Services

The NHS’ expanded 10-year plan will allow young and adult citizens to access mental care services with reduced waiting period. Apart from funding, critics said the agency is faced with a difficult task to prioritize specific areas of healthcare.

Public Health January 7, 2019

4,000 Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Workers To Go On Strike In California

Four thousand mental health workers are anticipated to participate in a five-day strike organized by the National Union of Healthcare Workers. What are they demanding from Kaiser Permanente?

Public Health December 8, 2018

Number Of Children Facing Mental Health Problems Continues To Grow

A new survey found that the number of children and late teens facing mental health problems is increasing. This came on the heels of a commissioner lambasting the agency for slow services.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 23, 2018

Brexit Vote May Have Caused Rise In Antidepressant Use In The UK

Brexit might have caused an increase in antidepressant use in England. A study revealed that, while prescription of other drugs not involved in treating mental health problems declined, prescription of antidepressants experienced growth in the past years following the referendum.

Medicine November 22, 2018

Number Of Children Visiting ERs Due To Mental Health Problems Rising At Alarming Rate

A new study found that the number of children heading to the emergency room for mental health concerns has increased significantly from 2012 to 2016. More children, specifically from minority groups, are diagnosed with mental health-related issues.

Public Health November 3, 2018

Mediterranean Diet Good For Preventing Depression: Study

How far do the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet go? A new study finds that the diet is also beneficial in preventing depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2018

Exercise Is Good For The Brain Too, But Too Much Will Be Bad For It

Exercise has been further confirmed to be good both for a person's body and brain. However, people should refrain from exercising too much, as that will instead have a negative effect on mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 10, 2018

Dehydration Affects Mental Performance, So Try Drinking Water If You Can't Focus

A new study from Georgia Tech revealed that dehydration affects mental performance. People who are finding it hard to focus or struggling with motor coordination may want to try drinking water to see if it helps.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 31, 2018

Climate Change And Mental Health: Rising Temperatures Increase Suicide Rates

Hotter temperature is correlated to increased incidents of suicide in the United States and Mexico. Researchers also found that hot weather is linked to increased use of depressive language on social media.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 24, 2018

Living Near Green Public Spaces Can Reduce Depression By 70 Percent

Previously vacant lots that were cleaned and planted with grass and trees help reduce depression and make people happier. Here are other benefits of exposure to green space.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2018

Sex Addiction Is Now Considered As A Mental Health Disorder, According To WHO

The World Health Organization has now classified sex addiction as a mental health disorder. This announcement followed after WHO also listed compulsive video game playing as a mental health problem.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 9, 2018

Dark Suicide Theme In Anime Game ‘Doki Doki Literature Club’ Linked To Mental Health Risks Among Kids

A father from the UK suspected that his son’s suicide was triggered after frequently playing ‘Doki Doki Literature Club.’ Indeed, the game’s plot revolved around dark characters who are committing suicides.

Public Health June 30, 2018

‘Brain Orgasm’ From Watching YouTube Videos Promotes Mental Health

A team of experts investigated whether Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response offers real health benefits to people who swear by the experience. The experience had been commonly referred to as 'brain orgasm' or 'tingles.'

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2018

People Who Are 'Early Risers' May Have Lower Risk Of Developing Depression

A team of researchers suggested that people who go to bed early have a lower risk of developing depression. The study stated that people who go to bed late or wake up late have a 6 percent higher risk of developing depression or a mood disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018

Doctor Suspended After Mocking Patient Suffering From Anxiety Attack

A San Francisco doctor has been suspended after mocking a patient’s anxiety attack in the emergency room. The doctor also referred to the patient and his father, who are African-American, as ‘you people.’

Public Health June 18, 2018

WHO Classifies Video Game Addiction As A Mental Health Problem: What Are The Symptoms Of Gaming Disorder?

Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem in the new draft of the 11th edition of the ICD. What are the symptoms of this condition and does this affect many gamers?

Public Health June 18, 2018

Actress Busy Philipps Claims Working Out 7 Days A Week Is How She Deals With Anxiety

Actress Busy Philipps stated that she works out seven days a week to help deal with her anxiety. Since the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, more celebrities have opened up about their mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2018

National Health Service Leader Blasts Social Media Companies For Not Helping Kids

National Institute of Health’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens, revealed his frustrations with technology companies including Facebook and Google at the organization’s conference. He blamed them for not helping the NIH deal with UK children’s mental health.

Public Health June 14, 2018

6 Steps That Could Help Protect A Person's Mental Health

Health experts suggest six steps that can help bring more happiness and joy among people dealing with mental illness. Spending time with friends, working out, and eating better are a few suggestion experts made.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018

Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her Struggles With Mental Health

Pop star Lady Gaga was a guest at a Bel Air, California fundraiser over the weekend. She shared her mental health struggles with the audience while she presented a special award to her mother.

Celebrities June 12, 2018

Suicides Rates In America Have Increased By 25 Percent Since 1999

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in America has increased within the past two decades. The organization found that the rate for suicides has risen by 25 percent from 1999-2016.

Public Health June 7, 2018

Fashion Designer Kate Spade Death By Suicide At 55 Years Old, Why Seeking Help For Mental Illness Is Important

Fashion designer, Kate Spade, died at the age of 55 years old on June 5, 2018. The designer was allegedly suffering from bipolar disorder and depression for the past few years.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018

Is Roseanne Barr Mentally Unstable? Comedian Continues To Make Outlandish Remarks Following Controversial Tweet

Comedian and actress Roseanne Barr continues to make concerning comments following the cancellation of her show. Some are concerned for her mental health and insist she needs help.

Public Health June 1, 2018

Obese People Should Be Allowed To Start Work Later: UK Government Adviser

Stephan Bevan said that obesity should be treated like any other health condition. He also recommended that obese workers should be given an extra hour to arrive at work. Here's why.

Public Health May 28, 2018

Michael Phelps On Mental Health: 'I Struggled With Depression And Anxiety'

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps opened up about his struggles with depression and anxiety in a recent interview. The swimmer previously revealed that he contemplated suicide after his second drunk driving arrest in 2014.

Public Health May 24, 2018

If Your Body Clock Is Messed Up, Your Mental Health Is At Risk

A new study established a link between biological clock disruptions and increased risk for mental health issues. People with increased nighttime activity, decreased daytime activity, or both were more likely to have symptoms of major depression or bipolar disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2018

Overwhelming Stress In Britain Makes A Third Of Population Feel Suicidal

Stress due to long-term diseases such as cancer, as well as socio-economic factors including poor work-life balance and debt, rank as major triggers of chronic stress. Suicidal thoughts and self-harm were prevalent in almost one-third of the surveyed population.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Depression Skyrockets By 33 Percent, On The Rise Among Teens And Millennials

A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association report found that depression spiked by 33 percent in 2013-2016. In particular, it was high among adolescents and millennials.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018

A New Study Claiming Cellphones Were Responsible For The Rise In Brain Tumors In England, Dismissed By Experts

A new study that was published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health claimed cell phones were responsible for the rise of brain tumors in England. This study was dismissed by experts for lack of evidence.

Public Health May 3, 2018

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