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 [...]

Mental health apps offer head start on recovery

  With more than 90 per cent of the population using smartphones, people are more likely to turn to technology for help for mental health problems. Source: The Irish Times “Don’t worry, be Appy” was the [...]

Kate Middleton Gave A Speech About Mental Health To Primary School Students & It’s An Important Reminder That Young Children Experience Stigma, Too

Earlier today, elementary schoolers in London got a visit from Princess Kate Middleton, who gave a speech about mental health to teachers and students about an important topic that she and Prince William are passionate about [...]

Shareholders urge Apple to address child smartphone addiction concerns

Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the [...]