Analysis: Mental health apps overdiagnose, steer toward self-help

While the use of mental health apps has been on the rise, researchers of a recent analysis published by the Annals of Family Medicine, which is broadly critical of these platforms, worry that these apps could [...]

Managing Your Social Media Intake (Without Quitting It Completely)

Research shows that social media use actually releases dopamine in the brain, just like food, sex, or drugs. It is no wonder that so many people feel that they are “addicted” to social media, and feel [...]

Are smartphones causing more teen suicides?

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between [...]

How to support friends through their mental health struggles

Bristol University students and representatives have spoken up about the student mental health crisis and the state of provisions at the university. While student activists continue to push for better support, there are things we can [...]

Five Free Apps For Mental Health And Well-Being

It is normal to be stressed, it is ok to feel worried and anxious, because it is just life. Isn’t this what we all sometimes say? Life is busy, and life is stressful. But, it doesn’t [...]

How your smart watch will monitor depression

Exercise trackers and smartphones could flag psychological distress amongst mental health patients even when they’re not actively engaging with psychologists. That’s according to Flinders University researchers who are recruiting more than 500 participants to follow on [...]

Why Do You Constantly Reach For Your Phone?

  Whether you’re waiting for a train, commercials to end or the oven to finish preheating, you likely kill those brief moments by mindlessly scrolling or swiping across your phone screen. You’re not alone in this [...]

Mind how you go, and the rest follows

Your brain is a long way from your fingers and even farther away from your feet (unless you’ve rolled yourself into a ball, in which case you won’t be reading this anyway). Thankfully, the marvel that [...]

Alarming health concern among millennials

YOUNG Australians are developing mental health worries at a rate resembling those of people three times their age.  And young women appear to be leading the trend, new health insurance data shows. It’s not unusual for [...]

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 [...]