As the lockdown period continues, many are feeling the pressure. Financial troubles, job losses, social isolation and fears for the health of family and friends are compounding and the effects on mental health cannot be denied. Medical experts warn of a looming mental health crisis in the coming months due to our current unprecedented circumstances. … Continue reading Seeking Online Therapy during the Covid crisis
Phobias are one of the most common psychological issues people face today. 10% of the US population are reported to experience or have experienced a specific phobia in their lifetimes, however it is thought that between 60 and 80% of sufferers do not actively seek treatment for their phobias. Treatment for the affliction normally involves "exposure … Continue reading Virtual Reality and the Treatment of Phobias
Last week, we spoke about social media and the growing concerns about social's effect on teen wellbeing. But as countless articles cite stats on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram use, other channels are surfacing that are changing the way we think about social media. Introducing Tik Tok, the answer to all our woes. A successor to Vine, … Continue reading Intro to Tik Tok
Scroll Free September is an initiative being launched by the Royal Society of Public Health in the UK, encouraging young people to stop using social media for a full 30 days to counteract problematic use. Claire Murdoch, the National Director for Mental Health, NHS England remarked: "Scroll Free September is right to highlight growing concerns that … Continue reading Do we need a Scroll Free September?
Emotional intelligence is a hot topic. While soft skills are highly sought after by employers, our technology has not yet caught up. As AI advances, the focus is sharply fixed on how it can establish a real connection to it's users. "Ok Google" and "Hey Siri" echo through households the world over to help with … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and Empathy