A new report highlights a potential connection between young people spending a lot of time online every day and having anxiety or depression. Young people who spend more than three hours a day online are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression. That’s just one of the findings of the ‘My World Survey 2‘ […]
Instagram users will no longer be able to use particular filters on their stories. Instagram has banned filters which depict cosmetic surgery in its stories feature. The social media platform, which is owned by Facebook, has removed them from its augmented reality collection because of fears they may harm people’s mental health. One of the […]
They look set to follow Instagram’s lead by hiding ‘likes’ on the platform. Starting yesterday, Facebook rolled out a trial in Australia hiding the number of ‘likes’ a post gets. Like Instagram, the likes are still visible to the owner of the account but will remain hidden from everyone else. The move comes as pressure […]
A UK survey’s found reality TV makes nearly a quarter of 18 to 24 year olds worry about their body image. Mental health expert Joe O’Brien, creator of the Instagram page and podcast Head First, talks to Louise about how shows like Love Island can skew our perceptions of beauty. He also outlines how we […]
A young Longford man is organising an event to help end mental health stigma. Shane Reid is holding a ‘Walk and Talk for See Change’ this Saturday morning, May 18th at Leebeen Park, Aughnacliffe, Co Longford. Some well-known faces will be there, including comedians Farmer Michael and Kathleen and actor Joe Rooney. See Change is […]
You might have seen people wearing green ribbons lately – it’s because May is mental health awareness month. But a mental health expert says mental health awareness is more than just wearing a ribbon. Joe O’Brien is the creator of the Instagram page and podcast Head First. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and […]
Jenna Fitzgerald is a Sligo woman in her early 30s. In 2014, at the age of 27 she suffered a spinal cord injury after diving into a swimming pool in Spain. With her life turned upside down and struggling to regain her independence, Jenna made a suicide attempt. She tells Louise on The Hub how […]
The former Waterford hurling manager is calling on sports coaches and managers to talk openly about mental health to their young teams. Derek McGrath is an ambassador for Electric Ireland and Pieta House for Darkness Into Light 2019, which is taking place on Saturday.
With Darkness Into Light happening on May 11th, Louise spoke to Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, about minding our mental health.
They’ll be looking out for conditions like Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Clinics in England which offer cosmetic procedures such as botox, will now have to screen customers for mental health issues. Staff are to be trained in spotting the signs of conditions like Body Dysmorphic Disorder. The Joint Council for Cosmetic Procedures says it’s to prevent […]