Levels of anxiety and depression on the rise in teenagers and children

The Social Media "Monster" and Why We Need to Tame It

Authored by Lifestyle Editor

There have been multiple reports over the years of rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers and children. What social media and COVID-19 have in common is how rapidly they spread, with a dangerous impact for humanity ranging from rising depression levels to polarisation and even loss of life. Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens when social media exploded in...

The new initiative entitled Hike From Home, inspires everyone to explore new, local walks from their doorstep

New initiative launched to inspire mental health amid pandemic

Authored by James Carter

Merrell has launched a brand new campaign in aid of Mind , the mental health charity, that encourages and inspires people to get outside and explore their local area to support their mental health during a difficult year. The initiative follows a survey by Mind of more than 16,000 people during lockdown* which revealed the scale of the impact of the pandemic on people with mental health...

Eating a Mediterranean diet may improve symptoms of depression

Authored by Marc Astley

A therapy app is encouraging users to reduce the risk of depression, which affects 300 million people worldwide, by changing their eating habits to a diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds - and low in sugar and saturated fat. Based on the latest clinical psychology and nutrition research, the Flow app helps users to understand, treat and reduce the risk of...