Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds.
The internet is constantly evolving as a result of international technological improvements, and over the past few decades has helped create a more connected world. Just as technology becomes ever more prominent on our lives, its implications and effects on our mental health change. Studies have revealed that overuse of the internet, particularly social media, can increase feelings of depression and dependency, while too much time spent reading negative news or information online can heighten anxiety. However, the internet and new technologies have also helped therapists and professionals advance treatment methods and more easily connect with patients, an adaptation especially crucial in rural or under-served areas.
Dubbed #HereForYou, the initiative highlights users and communities on the social network who are raising “awareness about mental health and the importance of finding support,” founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom said in a blog post.
Trust and transparency—that’s what is missing from the burgeoning market for digital mental health applications, psychiatrists John Torous, M.D., and Laura Roberts, M.D., wrote in a recent editorial in JAMA Psychiatry.
“These rankings highlight the cost benefit our current and future students receive through enrolling in our high-quality psychology programs,” said Rick Harrington, professor and chair of the UHV School of Arts & Sciences Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.
Student government teamed up with Health Services to participate in iCare Week. The social media challenge put together by Student Government encouraged students to correct the stigma behind mental illness.
Josette Saxton, the director of mental health policy for Texans Care for Children, pointed to a 2016 study by the National Academy of Sciences in her Thursday testimony.
While online therapy is viewed with some scepticism in the UK, in Finland the service, Mental Health Hub, is used by every hospital district in the country.
While about 3 percent of U.S. adults suffer from a severe mental illness, they make up a quarter to one-half of all fatal law enforcement encounters, according to the nonprofit Treatment Advocacy Center. At SXSW 2017, the founders of RideAlong hope to prevent such tragic incidents by equipping police with information that will ultimately divert Read more
Researchers at the University of Maryland found that college students experienced symptoms consistent with addiction when deprived of their smartphone for 24 hours.
MDLive originally launched behavioral health services in November 2014. The company reports it has since conducted more than 50,000 virtual mental health visits and is now available to more than 10 million Americans.
While news and politics can be contributing factors to some psychological conditions, the real prevalence and impact must not be obscured by sensationalized headlines or politically motivated pot-stirring. The simple reality is that mental health is tremendously underserved.
In a landmark act of medical leadership, the American Psychiatric Association in January released guidelines to help patients and their clinicians evaluate specific apps. The American Medical Association has announced it will soon follow suit.
A study published recently in Heath Affairs found that most apps failed to respond appropriately when a user entered potentially dangerous health information.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne developed the app after a study discovered that taxi drivers were among the most stressed people in a workplace, Xinhua news agency reported.
As political coverage continues to consume the nation’s attention, two tragedies in the last month prove we are neglecting the growing issues concerning mental illness in a digital generation.
A serious tweet about social media offering a window into people’s mental health sends some Twitterers wondering to whom it might be referring.
There’s no shortage of evidence that loneliness, social anxiety and social isolation can cause excessive use of social networking sites in young people.
Raul Vela can’t change what happened to his daughter, so he’s trying to persuade state lawmakers to increase restrictions on social media, making it harder for cyberbullies to stay anonymous.
Thousands of websites and apps relating to mental health are available but the study discovered that much of the most useful material was difficult to track down in a search.
In NHS IT, mental health is quite often overlooked. Primary care was the earliest sector of the health service to computerise, and the failures and successes of acute hospitals since then have grabbed the most attention.
As part of its $305 million plan to “change the culture” around mental illness, NYC now has its own round-the-clock mental health hotline called NYC Well.