Technology

Phone Addiction Is Real — And So Are Its Mental Health Risks

A lot of us must be wondering if we’re hooked on our tech: Searches for “phone addiction” have risen steadily in the past five years, according to Google Trends, and “social media addiction” trails it closely. Interestingly, phone [...]

The top 10 mental health apps

Apps are available for everything these days — from shopping to entertainment and travel. Apps that claim to help look after your mental health and well-being are also available. So, we have selected the best apps [...]

School kids’ mental health suffering due to late-night tablet and phone use, teachers say

Night-time technology use is disrupting the sleeping habits of children and damaging their mental health, the effects of which are becoming increasingly apparent in classrooms, educators say. The trend is causing some children to behave like [...]

Phone Addiction Is Real — And So Are Its Mental Health Risks

A lot of us must be wondering if we’re hooked on our tech: Searches for “phone addiction” have risen steadily in the past five years, according to Google Trends, and “social media addiction” trails it closely. [...]

Mental health risks to girls who spend more than an hour a day on social media – new study

For tweens and early teens, the rise in time spent on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram and other social media is really quite dramatic. Culture minister Matt Hancock recently suggested the government could impose limits on the amount [...]

How technology is helping Australia tackle youth mental health

Did you know that research has shown that the speed of typing on your mobile phone can be a predictor of depression? As more young Australians deal with mental health issues, technology is playing a greater [...]

Virtual reality may reduce paranoia in psychotics: study

Paris (AFP) – Virtual reality-based therapy combined with standard treatment reduced paranoia and anxiety in people with psychotic disorders, scientists reported Friday.  In clinical trials involving 116 patients in the Netherlands, virtual reality exercises led to [...]

How social media is connecting people living with illness

Three years after she was diagnosed with endometriosis, Marissa Brennan turned to Facebook for support. “When it comes to endometriosis, there’s a lot of people that think they understand or think it’s only a ‘small’ disease [...]

Your Healthy Family: Uptick in teen depression linked to screen time

WATCH: Your Healthy Family: Uptick in teen depression linked to screen time Recent national surveys indicate that there has been an increase in the number of children between the ages of 13-18 who are depressed and [...]

Child Health Experts Urge Facebook To Remove Messaging App For Kids

 Courtesy of Facebook In December, Facebook rolled out a preview of a new app: Messenger Kids.  Messenger Kids is a standalone messaging and video chat app that lets kids communicate with parent-approved friends and family members [...]