Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria

Intuitively, we know that living in excessively polluted, built-up areas cannot be good for our health and that breathing in the fresh air of natural spaces must be healthful. But the impact of green spaces on overall health in general and on mental health, specifically, has been the subject of much recent research. Older studiesTrusted Source have suggested […]

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Time spent on smartphones isn’t damaging teens’ mental health, study shows

In the last decade, many commentators have expressed concern over how much time we spend using technology and its effects on mental health. This is particularly an issue with younger people, who can experience high rates of cyberbullying and can have adverse reactions to social media. However, teens themselves don’t necessarily agree, with surveys showing they are aware […]

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Making Gun Violence A “Mental Health” Issue Will Only Cause More Harm, Experts Say

Shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, left more than 30 people dead over the weekend. On Monday morning, President Trump blamed two sources: mental illness and “hatred.” But experts tell Bustle that people who commit mass shootings and terrorist acts aren’t aren’t automatically people with mental illness, and assuming that they are will make it harder […]

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Why “Good Enough” Is Excellent For Your Mental Health

If the title “Good Enough” gave you a pang of anxiety, you are not alone. Perfectionistic behavior afflicts many professionals. You work on something tirelessly, concerned that it isn’t “perfect” yet. You may avoid starting on a project because you fear you won’t be able to do it exactly right. (Perfectionism can be the root […]

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Mental health days: How teens changed the law in Oregon

Students in Oregon will be able to take mental health days in the same way they would take sick days under a new law. It’s after four teenagers successfully campaigned for the American state to introduce the legislation. Pupils will be able to have up to five days off every three months for “issues with […]

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The process of finding mental health care

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mental health treatment and the resources that are available are topics of conversation again, after a woman killed her three girls and herself last month in Solon Township. Court documents have shown that Aubrianne Moore, 28, had been diagnosed with unspecified schizophrenia in September 2018, saying that she was a potential […]

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Maternal depression may affect child’s mental health, says study

Women, take note. If you are suffering from depression, it may affect your child’s stress and physical well-being throughout life, a new study has found. The findings, published in the Journal of Diabetes, suggested that depressed mothers had higher cortisol (CT) and secretory immunoglobulin (s-IgA) — markers of stress and the immune system — levels and […]

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