Problematic Smartphone Use Tied to Lower Grades, Mental Health Issues in College Students

Problematic Smartphone Use Tied to Lower Grades, Mental Health Issues in College Students

In a new survey of 3,425 university students, one in five respondents said they engaged in problematic smartphone use which in turn was tied to lower grades, mental health problems and a higher number of sexual partners. Previous research has linked excessive...
Kids’ Risk of Attempting Suicide Doubles If Parent Uses Opioids

Kids’ Risk of Attempting Suicide Doubles If Parent Uses Opioids

New research shows a connection between two epidemics in the U.S.: The rising suicide rate among young people and the increase in opioid abuse in adults. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh found that opioid use by a parent is...
New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

New Tech Methods to Combat Online Domestic Abuse

Researchers have developed a new tool to systematically and effectively detect online abuse and then take remedial action to protect victims. Working with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Cornell Tech researchers created and...

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...
Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

Virtual Reality Body Swapping an Effective Tool for Talking Through Issues

It is common for a person to be much better at giving useful advice to a friend in trouble than they are in dealing with their own problems. Researchers explain that although we usually have continuous internal dialogue, we become trapped inside our own way of...

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...