Young adults hardest hit by loneliness during pandemic, study finds

As experts worry the COVID pandemic is triggering a loneliness epidemic, new Harvard research suggests some of the hardest hit are older teens and young adults.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 17, 2021 ~5 min

How the media may be making the COVID-19 mental health epidemic worse

Too much COVID-19 news could be harmful to your health, experts suggest. So how do you stay informed but not get depressed?

Jennifer M. First, University of Tennessee, College of Social Work, University of Tennessee • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~5 min

COVID-19 has made Americans lonelier than ever – here’s how AI can help

AI chatbots can provide mental health support for people who are isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Laken Brooks, Doctoral Student of English, University of Florida • conversation
Feb. 12, 2021 ~8 min

A button that tells your boss you're unhappy: why mental health wearables could be bad news at work

Wearables already monitor our physical health – is it time for them to track our mental health too?

Natalie Bisal, PhD Researcher, Centre for Intelligent Healthcare, Coventry University • conversation
Feb. 8, 2021 ~8 min

Why being resilient won't necessarily make you happy – new research

We are constantly bombarded with tips on how to stay resilient. But we need more than that to be happy.

Jessica Armitage, PhD Candidate of Psychology, University of Bristol • conversation
Feb. 3, 2021 ~6 min

Pandemic pushing people to the breaking point, say experts

The coronavirus has had an unexpected mental health impact, striking hardest where its physical impacts are lowest: among youths and young adults.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Jan. 27, 2021 ~6 min

Single neurons linked to social reasoning identified for first time

For the first time, neuroscientists were able to observe how individual neurons paint a rich and detailed representation of others’ beliefs, including whether they were true or not.

Anita Slomski • harvard
Jan. 27, 2021 ~5 min

Almost half of NHS critical care staff show symptoms of PTSD, depression or anxiety

Almost half of NHS critical care staff suffered mental health issues in summer – now the situation is worse.

Kavita Vedhara, Professor of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~7 min

High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems later in life, study suggests

Researchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which are

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings, say a team of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min