Study Shows Link Between Depression and Increased Social Media Use In Teens

A study conducted by researches at Montreal's Saint-Justine Hospital in Canada has found a correlation between depression and the time teenagers spend using social media. "Our research reveals that increased time spent using some forms of digital media in a given year predicts depressive symptoms within that same year," Patricia Conrod, the research team's lead said, in a press release on Monday. The research team kept track of 4000 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16,  monitoring ...

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Teens Are More Anxious, Depressed and Suicidal Today. Why?

It's a fact.  Teenagers today are more anxious and depressed than ever, and suicides are skyrocketing. According to Vox, in 2017, 6,241 suicide deaths ocurred in ages 15-24. Overall, around 16 percent of adolescents, the CDC reports, consider suicide in a given year. “That’s an epidemic,” says Mitch Prinstein, the director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. And the craziest thing is that the experts do not really understand what has been causing ...

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Famous Comedians Address Depression and Anxiety in New Documentary

Sometimes we have the misguided belief that the people that make us laugh are the happiest people in the world. Then we hear about icons like Robin Williams taking their lives and we do not understand why. Now, according the Huffington Post, comedians like Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson and Wayne Brady are showing people the not-so-funny part of the story, and share the own stories and struggles with depression and anxiety. "Its Not That Funny," is the name of the film that would soon be ...

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17 Year Old Girl Decides to Legally End Her Life After Battling Mental Illness for Years

After being raped three times as a child,  Noa Pothoven decided to undergo euthanasia on Sunday. According to The Sun, Noa said: Out of fear and shame, I relive the fear, that pain every day. Always scared, always on my guard. And to this day my body stills feels dirty. "After years of battling and fighting, I am drained," the teenager said. Noa had written a critically acclaimed autobiography called Winning or Learning, which explained her struggles with mental illness and suicide attemp...

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Doctors Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Mental Illness in Children

Scientists are now developing an Artificial Intelligence System that can recognize signs of depression and anxiety in children. It does it by studying their speech patterns, and so far it has show to be over 80% accurate. There are many issues in the field of child psychiatry, including insurance problems, long waits for appointments and an overall failure to recognize the early or major symptoms of issues with children. For that reason, doctors are looking at new technology that could help ...

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Kit Harrington Opens Up About His Anxiety and Alcohol Dependence

Kit Harrington has opened up about the heavy toll the #jonsnow role had in his personal life, his anxiety and alcohol dependence. https://yhoo.it/2MfmHla  It can happen to any of us, and there should be no shame involved. Stress and anxiety can happen at any level of success, sometimes even more at the higher levels. These kids get literally thrown in situations they do not know how to deal with and expected to be ok. A high number of them end up breaking. Kudos to Kit for realizing there ...

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This Is What Anxiety Feels Like

I remember one day when I had to across town to run an errand, and while I was driving on the freeway I began to feel like I was going too fast and would probably lose control of the car. If that didn't happen someone would crash into me and kill me, or probably a tire would blow, maybe a wheel would fall off; it didn't matter what highly unlikely event would enfold, the fact was that I would not get off the freeway alive. If this rationale sounds somewhat silly to you don't worry, it ...

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Lack Of Sleep Relate to Depression and Anxiety, Study Shows

A new study conducted by Binghamton University shows that sleeping less than 8 hours a day is associated with depression and anxiety, especially because of repetitive thoughts. I can definitely relate to this, as the less I sleep the more anxious I feel, and vice versa. For this reason I try to establish a healthy sleeping routine, because it can affect me mentally the next day. Read the entire article here. Do you get enough sleep every night? How does it affect your mood?

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Battling The Stigma, First Step In Getting Help For Those With Mental Illness

This is the story of Evan, who spent his first stint in a psychiatric hospital at thirteen. I can only imagine what a harrowing experience that must have been. But the stigma kept him quiet for decades, and finally speaking about it and helping break down the walls helped him push forward. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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Holidays and Depression: Suggestions On Managing

The Holidays, especially Christmas, can bring a lot of factors that could potentially increase the depression risk. Those prone to depressive episodes can be faced with situations that will put them under tremendous stress and they could find themselves working through a lot of emotions, all by themselves. Here is a helpful article that will help us make it out the other side: Click Here to Read

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