Mental health News
According to a new study, people who put off long-term aspirations during the pandemic were better able to prevent worry and depression. Researchers at the University of Waterloo wanted to look into the association between COVID-frozen goals (goals whose progress has been halted owing to COVID-19) and psychological well-being.
Robots may be more effective than parent-reported or self-reported tests The robot may have enabled them to divulge their true feelings and experiences, leading to more negative response ratings to the questionnaire Robots could be a useful tool in helping children to open up and share things they might not be comfortable sharing at first
About one in eight people in the world live with a mental disorder, said the World Health Organisation. The WHO report revealed that on average, countries dedicate less than 2 per cent of their healthcare budgets to mental health. Mental disorders are also the leading cause of years lived with disability (YLDs), accounting for one in every six YLDs globally.
In 2018, Facebook released the activity dashboard tool to help people control their time on Facebook and Instagram. According to the company, the tools were implemented after collaborating with top mental health organisations. The activity dashboard is essentially a timer for the average amount of time you spend using the app on that device.