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Should You Be Worried about Gaming Supplements?

Just when you thought that the Fortnite video game was worrying enough, think again. Supplement companies are now making caffeine-loaded gaming stimulants and drinks. The most worrying thing? These companies are using popular Instagrammers to target young people. Using hashtags such as #gamersupplements #reactiontime #insomnia and #fortnite, Instagrammers are promoting the products, which claim to [...]

‘Desperately Needed’ Youth Mental Health Services Tackle ‘Missing Middle’

NEW early intervention services will roll out across the (Hunter) region in a bid to meet the needs of young people with, or at risk of, severe mental illness. Youth Complex Mental Health Services will target young people living in the Upper Hunter. “The aim of these services is to fill a gap that Professor [...]

Sinister ‘Momo’ Online Game Linked to Two More Child Suicides

TWO child suicides in Colombia have been linked to a sinister internet game that’s been sweeping South America. Local media reports a 12-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy took their own lives in the town of Barbosa. RCN Radio claims the two children were playing a challenge based game — believed to be the ‘Momo’ challenge [...]

In World’s ‘Happiest’ Countries, Signs of a Happiness Gap

The Nordic countries regularly appear at the top of an annual list of the world's happiest nations, but their reputation as "happiness superpowers" masks the difficulties of a significant part of the population, a new analysis shows. Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland led the 2018 ranking of the World Happiness Report, and Sweden wasn't far [...]

Fifth of 14-Year-Old Girls in UK ‘Have Self-Harmed’

More than a fifth of 14-year-old girls in the UK said they had self-harmed, a report suggests. A survey of 11,000 children found 22% of the girls and 9% of the boys said they had hurt themselves on purpose in the year prior to the questionnaire. Rates of self-harm were worst (46%) among those who [...]

By |2018-09-03T10:27:18+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

7 Ways to Talk to Teenagers About Mental Health

As it's revealed one in ten young people will experience mental health problems before they turn 16, experts say it's vital for mum and dad to reach out to their youngsters One in ten young people experiences a mental health problem before they turn 16. Jo Loughran, director of the charity Time To Change, shares [...]

‘My brain goes insane’: The rise and rise of mental illness among Kiwi teens

In a split second, her body would heat up. Her eyesight would start to go, leaving her with tunnel vision. And, if she wasn't careful, she would start to hyperventilate. As she sat in the classroom of her Taranaki high school, 17-year-old Nuutea Itchner's anxiety would render her mute and she would be unable to [...]

5 tips to help manage your back-to-school mental health

If you're headed back to school, chances are you've already made at least one checklist. Got your schedule? Check. What about your supplies? Check. Talked with friends about which classes you have together? Bet you checked that one more than once. But there's something likely missing from your list, and it might be the most [...]

By |2018-08-20T15:57:46+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Parents Can Support Young People’s Mental Health

Parents play a key role in helping children develop good mental health. It is important that parents support and encourage positive mental health habits in children from an early age, and continue encouraging positive mental health behaviours during adolescence. These positive habits will support young people’s health and wellbeing in all life domains into the [...]

By |2017-06-26T13:25:46+00:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

More Teens Than Ever Before Meet The Criteria For Having Mental Health Issues

Nearly 1 in 4 Australian teenagers meet the criteria for having a "probable serious mental illness", a joint report from Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute has found. The Five Year Mental Health Youth Report presented findings from the past five Mission Australia youth surveys, during which thousands of adolescents answered questions on several [...]