Could reopening schools spare US kids from depression epidemic? Mental health problems grew by 35% and suicide attempts doubled during lockdown in China

‘Although recent modeling studies predict that school closures alone would prevent only two percent to four percent of deaths, school closures may be associated with mental health problems among students owing to a prolonged state of physical isolation from peers, teachers, extended family, and community networks,’ the study authors wrote. 

Talking robots could be used to combat loneliness and boost mental health in care homes

“However, over recent years we have all had multiple challenges as citizens as to what role technology can play, and it is absolutely right that we are looking at all aspects of technological development and understanding when it is appropriate for them to be used in care,” Rayner added. “We need to ensure that care, […]

Parambrata Chattopadhyay on mental health: ‘We think someone has to be vilified, some extraneous factors have to be there’

Parambrata does not agree with recent allegations that 99% of Bollywood engages in drug use. “If it is about the film industry, it cannot be just about Bollywood. It has to be about the film industries of the country. Where I come from (the Bengali film industry), I don’t see the practice in 99% of […]

Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adults

The survey of 2,007 adults was conducted July 22-August 10 with funding from the National Science Foundation. It uses a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak Panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Coronavirus pandemic taking much bigger mental health toll on young adults compared to older adults, survey finds

In the midst of the pandemic, young adults are navigating life transitions such as starting college and finding jobs, all without being able to experience normal social activities that might be especially essential for people who are less likely to have already married and started their own families. Some young people are just beginning their […]

Police Officers Pair With Mental Health Clinicians In Franklin To Prevent Tragedy

“Talking to them. Listening. I find that’s most helpful and I always ask, ‘Hey, I’ve heard from this person or I’ve heard from your family member or I’ve heard from an officer what’s going on. Why don’t you tell me what’s going on,’” Montagano said.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, celebs bring the focus on mental health

Stressing on the fact that anyone at any point in time can develop symptoms of mental disorders, actor Jasmin Bhasin says, “There is no timeline for depression. It can happen with anyone and also we need to realise that these thoughts kind of build-up. But under no circumstance should you make yourself feel that you […]

Robots like Pepper could be used in UK care homes to improve elderly people’s mental health and reduce loneliness, study suggests

Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, surgeon, founder and chairman of Advinia Health Care, one of the largest providers of dementia care in the UK, said: ‘Robots were tested and improvements in functionality made following trials at Advinia care homes.

Model, 29, who offered to volunteer for mental health organisation through their Instagram account is sent topless photo of man’s chest and told to sell it ‘as a t** picture’ on her OnlyFans page

‘I’ve suffered with mental health and experienced family members with different things and I’m also a mental health support worker so would love to be part of your movement.’ 

Mental Health in the US is Suffering—Will It Go Back to Normal?

After a particularly devastating transport, Rosemary, an emergency medical technician who works in the Boston area, realized that she was struggling emotionally. She needed to talk to someone. That day, she and her paramedic partner had arrived at the house of an older man who had symptoms of Covid-19, and they needed to get him […]