Bullying Linked To More Suicide Attempts By Young Adolescents

Being bullied may increase the risk of suicide attempts among young adolescents by approximately three times worldwide, according to a new study. “Globally, approximately 67,000 adolescents die of suicide each year and identifying modifiable risk factors for...

Mental Health Intervention Reduces Burnout, Stress in Trauma Social Workers

A new study finds that a mental health intervention for social service workers called Caregivers Journey of Hope can help relieve the stress, trauma and burnout social workers may be experiencing while helping residents heal from a community disaster. The findings are...
Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Dark Chocolate Tied to Better Mood, Fewer Depressive Symptoms

Eating dark chocolate may ease depressive symptoms and have a positive effect on mood, according to a new study led by University College London (UCL). The study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, looked at whether different types of chocolate might be...
Smartphone Games May Ease Work Stress Better Than Mindfulness Apps

Smartphone Games May Ease Work Stress Better Than Mindfulness Apps

A new U.K. study finds that digital games, typical of those used on smartphones, may outperform mindfulness apps when it comes to relieving work-related stress. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Bath gave a 15-minute math test to...
Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

A new study shows that adversity early in life affects a child’s executive function skills, such as their ability to focus or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to changes in a child’s...