Is This The Cause Of Most People’s Unhappiness?

Shutterstock In the study, teachers were told that certain random students were exceptionally bright and likely to "realise their potential" in the end-of-year tests."What the teachers didn't know is that students were placed on these lists completely at random," the study's authors wrote. "There was no difference between these students and other students."The results [...]

‘Trivialising’ Responses Causing Youth Who Self-harm To Turn Backs On Medical Help

PHOTO: Nicole Juniper, a 19-year-old university student from Melbourne, began self-harming when she was 14. (ABC: Norman Hermant) Negative and damaging responses from front-line medical staff are a major reason why Australian youth self-harm rates are at "unacceptable" levels, researchers say. Key points: Orygen finds young people who self-harm still subject to stigma [...]

How Technology Can Improve Your Mental Health

Hd Wallpapers - Technology "How do you feel today?” It’s a common question, and for some people an answer rolls off the tongue automatically – perhaps something non-committal and socially appropriate, like “I’m fine” or, “Okay”. In fact, this happens so often that I’ve gotten into the habit of asking again, which is [...]

Concerns of Young People Today

Mission Australia Each year we encourage Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through Australia’s largest online youth survey. In 2015 we had nearly 19,000 respondents. We strive for an accurate representation of our nation’s youth. Among those who take part are young people who are in [...]

Barriers to Success

Mission Australia The focus of this year’s survey was to uncover what young people perceive to be the main barriers to success. The results revealed that academic ability, financial difficulty and a lack of job opportunities are believed to negatively affect a young person’s ability to achieve their goals in life. • Alcohol [...]

What is Stressing Our Kids? Young Australians in Their Own Words

VIDEO: Boys on world affairs (ABC News) Young Australians are rarely heard talking frankly about their place in the world, the responsibility they feel to tackle the world's problems, the peer group pressures they face if they want to be popular, the demands to succeed at school and get a good job, and [...]

Mum’s the Word When It Comes to Children’s Happiness

istockphoto Young people's satisfaction with their family situation is clearly related to the quality of relationships with parents and especially their mother's happiness. The research findings come from the first findings from Understanding Society, the world's largest household panel study managed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of [...]

Reality Bytes for Opponents of Digital Parenting

shutterstock Good news for parents feeling the techno-shame of exceeding the hideously outdated screen time guidelines touted by the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) since 2001 -- well before digital life, as we know it, began to swipe, tap, beep, and buzz around us. Rather than attempting to squeeze screen time into just two hours [...]

Young Goths ‘at Risk of Depression’ 

www.gothus.com Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests. Researchers could not fully explain the link, but suggest a tendency for goths to distance themselves from society could play a part. - Smitha Mundasad Source: Young goths 'at risk of depression' - BBC [...]

Young Swear Off Booze As Middle-age Binge Drinking Grows

It's 4.30 on Friday afternoon and Nick Swifte​ is cracking open a beer with colleagues. By his own admission, the 45-year-old advertising executive is a "drinker of some renown". "I like getting drunk. I'm a big fan of it. Working as a media buyer there is booze everywhere. Any function you go to, every achievement, every win, [...]