Anxiety

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of being able to provide mental health support without face-to-face contact. The pandemic has also served as an awakening for many, as it has highlighted just how strained many traditional mental health support services are. This article explores a Canada-based texting service that aims to connect individuals in Saskatchewan to support services. This app may spark ideas in aspiring app developers looking to improve the mental wellbeing of others.
Working in a fast-paced environment can lead to shallow breathing, which can exacerbate stress and anxiety. To address this issue, this study aimed to develop micro-interventions that can promote deep breathing in the presence of stressors.
In September 2017 the Mental Health Commission of Canada in collaboration with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) launched an e-mental health demonstration project to introduce Stepped Care 2.0 into the mental health system1. ……
DR VR in critical care. © Image courtesy of Rescape Innovation.   You’ll have been hard pushed not to have heard the word “metaverse” over the past few months.   You may not be aware, however, of Big Tech’s increasing…
Henry Jones (CEO, Togetherall) gives his presentation at the November 2021 Congress event on the power of community, with a focus on "Togetherall", a for-profit social impact business that strives to increase the connectedness of their users to each other.
“Social distancing and stay-at-home orders are critical interventions to slow down person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. While these societal changes help contain the pandemic, they also have unintended negative consequences, including anxiety and depression.”
  At one point last year, high schooler Rasha Alqahtani had finals coming up and 35 Zoom calls booked. To manage her busy schedule, she had duplicate calendars—one on Google Calendar, the other printed and placed behind her laptop, so…
Free online counselling therapy for anxiety and depression is being provided nationally in Ireland following the success of an initial pilot. Some 88 per cent of patients who presented with severe anxiety and depressions experienced significantly reduced symptoms after the……
"In more recent decades our understanding of depression and related conditions have been codified into formal diagnostic classification systems. The International Classification of Diseases (World Health Organization, 2020) ...
Image Credit: Opsis Emotion AI   Through video calls, Opsis Emotion AI’s software will be used by counsellers to help diagnose mental health conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression.   Emotional analysis technology developed by software solutions provider Opsis…

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