Nidia Silva had never realized her dream of swimming with dolphins until a Miami NGO gave her a pair of virtual reality glasses as part of an experimental treatment for depression and isolation in senior citizens.
For some people, coffee maybe just a source of caffeine, and they may consume it to fulfill their addiction; but in reality, this beverage has a complex combination of chemical compounds. Coffee is grown in almost 70 countries around the world, and it has a long history of surprising health benefits.
Child poverty, domestic violence and mental health will be the priorities in New Zealand’s ‘wellbeing budget’, the finance minister announced, with the nation declaring itself the first in the world to measure success by its people’s wellbeing.
Mental health is something we all have, just like physical health. And just like physical health, mental health can sit anywhere on a scale from good to bad. It’s a commonly accepted fact that adults spend roughly one-third of their lives at work. That’s a significant amount of time, within which we are likely to experience a spectrum of physical and mental health.
Children who are excluded are more likely to develop a mental health condition than their peers who stay in mainstream, a leading researcher told the Mental Health in Education conference on Wednesday.
Specifically, the findings indicate that eating just one extra portion of fruits and vegetables a day could have an equivalent effect on mental well-being as around 8 extra days of walking a month (for at least 10 minutes at a time).
The UK National Health Service (NHS) has told Superdrug, the second largest health and beauty retailer in the country, it could do more to protect the mental health of customers who want injections to smooth skin or plump lips.
The whole thing reads like a misprint: if you present at your GP’s with mild to moderate depression or anxiety, you will wait, on average, six weeks for treatment, which itself sounds like a significant amount of time. But if you arrive with a very severe mental illness — schizophrenia or bipolar disorder — you will wait much longer, 14 weeks, just for an assessment.