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'Uncertainty made me struggle': Covid puts financial stress on young people

More 18- 24-year-olds are anxious about careers as coronavirus hits jobs and mental healthRaymond Christie is having sleepless nights. The 18-year-old is worrying about how difficult it will be to find work opportunities as he anticipates an upcoming recession. Christie left school at 16 with no qualifications and went into training on a construction scheme that went into administration during the pandemic. Since then, he has had to rely on his family for financial support.“My mental health has ...
Tags: Money, UK News, Consumer affairs, Work & careers, Family finances, Mental Health, Student Finance, Christie, Coronavirus outbreak


How meditation can change your life and mind

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to what mindfulness is and what meditation can do for those who practice it. In this video, professors, neuroscientists, psychologists, composers, authors, and a former Buddhist monk share their experiences, explain the science behind meditation, and discuss the benefits of learning to be in the moment."Mindfulness allows us to shift our relationship to our experience," explains psychologist Daniel Goleman. The science shows that long-term meditato...
Tags: Happiness, Neuroscience, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Innovation, Consciousness, Emotions, Mind, Buddhism, Abc News, Self, Buddhist, Dan Harris, Daniel Goleman


Australia experiencing critical shortage of antidepressants, contraceptives and HRT

Reasons for shortages are often unclear and substitutes, which are not subsidised by PBS, are prohibitively expensiveAustralia is experiencing a critical shortage of key drugs including antidepressants, contraceptives and hormone replacement therapies, a situation that experts say highlights systemic problems with medicine supply in the country.Most of the shortages appear unrelated to coronavirus disruptions, although in the case of the popular antidepressant Prozac, the manufacturer, Eli Lilly...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Mental Health, Pharmaceuticals industry, Pbs, Eli Lilly, Coronavirus outbreak


How to hug in lockdown: plan ahead and wash your hands

Lack of touch has impacted mental health during the pandemic, so experts suggest ways to embrace as safely as possibleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTo hug or not to hug? And what about washing your hands beforehand, turning your face away from your loved one, and holding your breath during the embrace?As England moves into lockdown-lite, these are the tentative recommendations of scientists who warn above all to exercise caution – and plan your hugs ahead. Continue ...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus outbreak


Pandemic Got You Stressed? Try Yoga For Mental Health & Exercise

These days, turning on the news channel starts taking a toll on the mental health of the people. The present situation and mayhem everywhere have made survival difficult. The plight of people cannot be expressed in words. While on the one hand, the economic strain is bothering them; on the other hand, due to having stayed at home for a long time due to the COVID 19 pandemic, people have a hard time maintaining their mental stability. Mental health experts think that it is of the utmost ...
Tags: Fashion, Mental Health, Yoga, Exercise, Health & Fitness, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic


On demand mental health service provider Ginger raises $50 million

Ginger, a provider of on demand mental healthcare services, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. The new capital comes as interest and investment in mental health and wellness has emerged as the next big area of interest for investors in new technology and healthcare services companies. Mental health startups saw record deal volumes in the second quarter of 2020 on the heels of rising demand caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the data analysis firm CB Insights. More than ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Mit, Glass, Mental Health, David, Cigna, Jeff Weiner, Columbia, Sephora, Bessemer Venture Partners, Headspace, Ginger, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Roman, Advance


Can Happiness Courses Really Make You Happier?

When Krysta signed up for the UC Berkeley course The Science of Happiness, she didn’t know what to expect. The closest thing she’d done before was a personal development boot camp that had a bit of positive psychology thrown in. But after grappling with a fundamental disagreement in her marriage, she says the course…Read more...
Tags: Learning, Happiness, Mental Health, Therapy, Resilience, Lifehacks, Astronauts, UC Berkeley, Gratitude, Online Classes, Krysta, The Science of Happiness, Happier Week


Michelle Obama says she is suffering from 'low-grade depression'

Former first lady singles out pandemic, racial issues and unrest in the US and Trump presidency for her ‘dispiriting’ moodMichelle Obama has said she has been suffering from “low-grade depression”, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, racial problems in the US and what she describes as the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration.In the second edition of her podcast, which aired on Wednesday, the former first lady reflected on the change her family and others have had to deal with as a result of...
Tags: Obama, US, World news, US news, Mental Health, Depression, Michelle Obama, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


Unhappy at work? How to find meaning and maintain your mental health

When most of your life is spent doing one thing, it matters if that thing is unfulfilling or if it makes you unhappy. According to research, most people are not thrilled with their jobs. However, there are ways to find purpose in your work and to reduce the negative impact that the daily grind has on your mental health."The evidence is that about 70 percent of people are not engaged in what they do all day long, and about 18 percent of people are repulsed," London Business School professor Dan C...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Happiness, Mental Health, Depression, Work-life balance, Innovation, Emotions, London Business School, Personal Growth, Citrin, Dan Cable, James Citrin


The unbearable sadness of lockdown

Loneliness can seem like a hopeless hole that increases anxiety, depression, fears or thoughts of suicide The post The unbearable sadness of lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Students, Education, Opinion, Mental Health, Public Health, Wellbeing, Openaccess, Lockdown, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Lockdown having 'pernicious impact' on LGBT community's mental health

UCL and Sussex University study finds younger people confined with bigoted relatives the most depressed ‘I had to hide again’: LGBT community tells of despairCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus lockdown has provoked a mental health crisis among the LGBTQ community, with younger people confined with bigoted relatives the most depressed, researchers found.A study of LGBTQ people’s experience during the pandemic, by University College London (UCL) and Sussex ...
Tags: Health, Gender, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Ucl, University College London UCL, Sussex University, Coronavirus outbreak


Learning Curve: Prioritizing Students’ Social And Emotional Health Needs

NATOMAS (CBS13) — Mental health impacts remain a symptom of the COVID-19 pandemic, months after it began. This crisis mixed with distance learning has its own effects on students when they’re not in the classroom. “Staying at home, it’s too much for him,” said Sumiti Mehta, a mother of two enrolled in the Natomas Unified district. She’s noticed a change in her son’s attitude at home since distance learning began, “I could see the kind of things that would make him angry, just stuck in the home w...
Tags: News, Education, Local, Sacramento, Mental Health, Evans, Chris Evans, Natomas, Hostetler, Mehta, Learning Curve, San Juan Unified School District, Coronavirus, Natomas Unified School District, Natomas Unified, Coronavirus Education


Agents’ mental health must take priority as pandemic drags on

As the pandemic shows no signs of abating and the fight for racial justice continues, real estate CEOs say leaders must pay attention to the mental health and wellbeing of their agents.
Tags: Mental Health, Radio, Agent, Compass, Black Lives Matter, Corcoran, Select, Anthony Hitt, Engel & Völkers, Pam Liebman, Katie Kossev, Coronavirus, COVID, Connect Now


There’s No Downside to Trying Therapy

I got a note from someone who recently saw my Techstars mental health video. He said that could relate to how I describe depression as the “absence of joy.” He went on to write me a long, thoughtful, and brave note about his experience with depression. One thing stood out to me was a statement near the end: “I can’t convince myself to “speak to someone” because it feels wrong if I am paying them. It doesn’t feel whole.“ I responded with a long note that follows: When I was in my ...
Tags: Trends, Mental Health, Therapy, Amy, Brad, Feld, Brad Sometimes


Painkillers such as aspirin 'do more harm than good' for chronic pain

Nice say paracetamol, ibuprofen and opioids should not be prescribed for chronic painPainkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin and opioids can do “more harm than good” and should not be prescribed to treat chronic pain, health officials have said.The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said there was “little or no evidence” the commonly used drugs for chronic primary pain made any difference to people’s quality of life, pain or psychological distress. Continue read...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Opioids


Narcissism (the plague of our times?)

did you know that daffodils are narcissus flowers? Narcissism is a coping strategy for when one has been wounded in profound ways. Anyone who makes it in this world has to find some sort of narcissism in order to heal. What gets called malignant narcissism is only one manifestation. Survival demands narcissism. ...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Healing, Narcissism, Infertility, Narcissist, Empath


Mask rage: ‘One man told me I shouldn't be allowed out if I can't wear one’

With face coverings compulsory in many settings, people unable to comply for health reasons are being challenged and abusedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn the past few weeks, Paul Feeley has been abused four times for not wearing a mask on public transport. “I have a disability lanyard, which signifies I have a hidden disability. I tried to show it … And all I got back was a complete torrent of abuse.”The most recent incident took place just after he first spoke to...
Tags: Health, UK News, Supermarkets, Mental Health, Asthma, Autism, Charities, Manchester, Feeley, Coronavirus outbreak, Paul Feeley


Botox Could Ease Depression In Addition To Wrinkles, Study Finds

(CNN) — Botox injections may do more than erase the signs of age, or prevent you from feeling painful migraines — they may alleviate depression as well, a new study confirms. Doctors inject Botox to smooth facial wrinkles and treat health problems such as severe sweating, uncontrollable blinking, chronic migraines, overactive bladders and neurological disorders that cause muscle contractions and pain in the neck and shoulders. Botox, a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Fda, Botox, University Of California San Diego, US Food and Drug Administration, University of Texas at Austin, Reichenberg, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Ruben Abagyan, Abagyan, Jason Reichenberg, Ascension Medical Group


Videogame to treat ADHD available by prescription

EndeavorRx is a first-person racing videogame designed to help children with ADHD and this summer, the FDA approved it as a "prescription treatment." Meanwhile, other researchers are developing videogames that can help lift depression and reduce anxiety by interrupting the feedback loops of negativity and fear. “It’s a well-known fact that so many mobile games use all sorts of psychological tricks to get people to give them money,” Harvard psychology postdoc Chelsey Wilks told IEEE Spectru...
Tags: Gaming, Post, News, Boston, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Harvard, Adhd, Fda, Videogames, University of California San Francisco, Akili Interactive Labs, Adam Gazzaley, Lancet Digital Health, Chelsey Wilks


Does porn cause erectile dysfunction...or not?

According to UW Health, around 5 percent of men that are 40 years old have complete erectile dysfunction. That number increases to about 15 percent by age 70.While there are many things that can cause or contribute to ED (such as high blood pressure, smoking, the use of drugs or alcohol, depression, and anxiety), there has been wide debate over the impacts of pornography use. Several studies outlined in this article look at the supposed link between ED and pornography use.Erectile dysfunction (c...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Biology, Sex, Relationships, Love, Mental Health, Disability, Innovation, San Diego, Men, Ed, Debate, Ansa, Naval Medical Center, UW Health


Go Ahead, Have A Good Cry. It’s Good For You, Psychiatrists Say

(CNN) — Grab a tissue. It’s all right to cry. Really. Although it’s often seen as a sign of weakness, crying can be just what the doctor ordered for sorting through muddied emotions and wading out anew. Our disapproval of emotional expression generally and crying specifically stems from childhood, said Stephen Sideroff, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. As kids, we’re often taught to restrain our emotio...
Tags: Crying, News, Mental Health, University of Pittsburgh, University of California Los Angeles, Bylsma, Judith Orloff, Orloff, Sideroff, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Stephen Sideroff, Lauren Bylsma, Pennsylvania Stress


Daybreak Health launches online mental health therapy for teens amid the pandemic’s mental health crisis

Working with a team of ten trained mental health clinicians, the Y Combinator -backed startup  Daybreak Health is working with Bay Area high schools to provide mental health support for teens.  Alex Alvarado, Siddarth Cidambi, and Luke Mercado, the three co-founders of Daybreak Health, either worked with startups in the health care industry or consulted on the healthcare industry for a few years before deciding to launch their new startup. For Alvarado, whose brother has been struggling wit...
Tags: Health, TC, Y Combinator, Stanford, US, Articles, Tech, Mental Health, Disability, United States, Healthcare Industry, Castlight Health, Bay Area, Bay, Therapist, Jiff


Kim Kardashian requests compassion for Kanye West's bipolar disorder

The rapper’s recent string of erratic tweets prompted his wife to comment on his mental health for the first timeKim Kardashian West has spoken for the first time about her husband Kanye West’s bipolar disorder after he posted and deleted a string of erratic tweets regarding his family life after the launch of his presidential campaign in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday.“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions,” she ...
Tags: Health, Music, Kim Kardashian, Celebrity, Life and style, US news, Kanye West, Mental Health, Culture, US politics, Kanye, Kim Kardashian West, Charleston South Carolina, Kardashian West, US elections 2020


The psychological toll of coronavirus in Britain – a visual guide

From anxiety to grief, our charts illustrate five areas of mental strain faced by people across the country Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Relationships, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Mental Health, Anxiety, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Death and dying, Loneliness, Coronavirus outbreak


Do vegetarians really have better sex than meat-eaters?

A new study explains the differences in libido and sexual satisfaction between vegetarians and meat-eaters, with vegetarians coming out on top.According to this survey, 57 percent of vegetarians claim to have sex 3-4 times per week compared to 49 percent of meat-eaters. Also, 58 percent of vegetarians (compared to 35 percent of meat-eaters) claim to be "givers" rather than "takers" in the bedroom.There are many reasons why vegetarians may be having better sex, from a healthier, easier-to-digest ...
Tags: Health, UK, Sex, Relationships, Memory, Mental Health, Brain, Czech Republic, Innovation, Debate, Charles University, Human body, Delfina Ure


The real-world effect of coronavirus conspiracy theories

New research finds that YouTube is the worst disseminator of coronavirus misinformation. People that rely on social media for their news are more likely to believe coronavirus conspiracy beliefs. With only 50 percent of Americans willing to get a vaccination, conspiracy theories are fueling a public health crisis. As Florida becomes the global epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic with over 15,000 cases reported in one day and 3.3 million cases overall, a Windermere restaurant celebrated...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Florida, UK, London, Youtube, America, Society, Mental Health, Public Health, Innovation, Fox News, Oxford University, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Eula Biss


How to Stop Being an Enabler

As children, we’re taught to be helpers. Along with learning how to share, lessons about helping other people start in preschool or earlier. But most of us weren’t taught about healthy boundaries, or when to recognize when “helping” someone else turns into enabling.Read more...
Tags: Relationships, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Dependencies


Therapists and teachers warn of looming mental health crisis

Many people avoided seeking care during the pandemic, but experts warn of an ‘explosion’ in referrals in the autumn Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“Talking therapies” services run by the NHS will be overwhelmed in the autumn when almost 500,000 people who did not get treated during the lockdown finally seek help, according to a major therapy provider. The warning comes as teachers predict a wellbeing crisis among children when schools return full-time in September.An...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Ieso Digital Health, Coronavirus outbreak


‘Like putting out a fire with a colander of water’: my life as an antisocial behaviour officer

I lasted 18 years in the job – but working with heroin addicts, the terminally ill and nuisance neighbours nearly broke meOne thing I’ve learned in my 18 years as an antisocial behaviour officer is that most people, even police officers or council staff with whom I work closely, have no idea what it is that I do. The best visual metaphor for my job would be an incredibly confusing Venn diagram, with circles of various sizes bumping up against squiggly shapes that look a bit like a pork scratchin...
Tags: Health, Politics, Drugs, Communities, Society, Mental Health, UK criminal justice, Stephen Sondheim, Welfare, Social Care, Drugs policy, Sharks, Asbos, Maria, Krupke


Researchers Created an App That Monitors Your Mental Health by Tracking Your Data

Even though I appreciate that it’s for a good cause, this app still sounds like something out of Minority Report.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Apps, Science, Privacy, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mental Health, Tracking, Data Privacy, Privacy And Security