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Falling Out of Love With Technology

I've been writing about the technology industry for much of this decade, and now I have an awkward admission: I've fallen out of love with technology. When I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area about six years ago as a technology journalist, I was struck by the feeling that this was the only remaining [...]

Facebook: Now For Young Children Too

How young is too young to be on social media? Strictly speaking, only those aged 13 and over are allowed to use Facebook. But the prevention methods are trivial, meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using the network. So on Monday, Facebook launched its first app tailored for young users. It's a [...]

By | 2017-12-18T10:04:33+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mission Australia Youth Survey Results

Mission Australia have released results from the 16th Youth Survey, in which 24,055 young people aged 15 to 19 took part. Young people identified mental health, alcohol and drugs and equity and discrimination as the most important issues in Australia today, with around one third of young people identifying mental health (33.7%) or alcohol and [...]

The Wellness Benefits of Finding Your Voice Through Singing

When 42-year-old Rebecca Gibson gets home from work she likes to belt out a few '80s classic rock songs. The Newcastle nurse started using a karaoke app this year to improve her health problems, which include systemic lupus and fibromyalgia. "My job is very stressful and I have a lot of illness and trauma to [...]

By | 2017-12-11T13:28:59+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Alcohol Puts Teens at Risk of Insomnia

A new study has examined the development of mental health problems and resilience among at-risk youth. It may be considered as one of the most common "sleep aids" people employ to help them drift off at night, but according to a recent study, alcohol can actually be a roadblock to good sleep in teenagers. The [...]

Autistic People Aren’t Really Accepted

Up to 70% of autistic people experience mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, according to some research. Unfortunately, we still don’t know why autistic people are at a higher risk for mental health problems than non-autistic people. But one important factor is whether an individual’s autism is recognised and accepted by those around them. [...]

By | 2017-11-13T09:26:25+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“A Volcano Inside of Me”

"A washing machine tummy”; “a volcano inside of me” – these are some of the ways young children can describe anxiety and other mental health issues, according to staff at YoungMinds, a mental health charity. In 2016, Childline reported a 15 per cent in suicidal calls, with children as young as 10. There has been a steep [...]

6 Easy Ways To Support Your Child’s Mental Health

Children's mental health in Britain is seeing a steady decline, with the latest statistics showing that over half of mental health problems start by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 18. In the news out today, Childline even revealed it has carried out its highest number of counselling sessions with young people having suicidal [...]

By | 2017-10-23T12:29:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

6 Things a Psychiatrist Says Everyone Needs to Know About Mental Health

Well+Good Council member Drew Ramsey, MD, a practicing psychiatrist, is passionate about the need to remove the stigma associated with mental health—and with asking for help. Here, just in time for Mental Illness Awareness Week, he shares some real talk about the prevalence of mental illness. I’m a psychiatrist in active clinical practice in New York City and have been [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:50+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Seven Red Flag Signs Your Child Could Be Depressed

Ignoring your Whatsapp messages and six other red flag signs YOUR child could be depressed (and what to do about it) Around 800,000 five to 17-year-olds suffer mental health disorders in the UK, according to a recent report. IT'S easy to shrug off and blame on "those difficult teenage years". But, if your kid goes [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:23+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments