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Technology a Major Driver Behind Increasing Youth Distress, Australian Commission Says
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Technology a Major Driver Behind Increasing Youth Distress, Australian Commission Says

Technology plays a key role in the worsening mental health of young Australians, according to Australia’s leading mental health task force. Up to 1,200 Australians participated in sharing their experience of the nation’s mental health and suicide prevention system through the “Making Connections for Your Mental Health” program launched by the National Health Commission (NHC) in July. NHC chief executive Christine Morgan said one of the key themes of the national listening tour was increasing concerns about the well-being of young people.  “The resting pulse for our young people is much higher in terms of anxiety and psychological distress,” she told AAP. “When we dig deep into that, there’s a lot of conversation around the role of technology … it’s almost like it’s created a new form of sc...
“Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu opens up about bullying, mental health struggles
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“Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu opens up about bullying, mental health struggles

Actress Constance Wu returned to social media Thursday after an almost three year absence, opening up about her struggles with online bullying and the affect it had on her mental health. Wu said that backlash from a "careless" post she made on Twitter about her show's renewal resulted in her attempting to take her own life.  pic.twitter.com/7YScJ4Pvig— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) July 14, 2022 In 2019, the ABC sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat," in which Wu starred, was renewed for another season. The actress, who later said she was upset because the renewal meant she would have to turn down a passion project, tweeted, "So upset right now that I'm literally crying. Ugh. F—-" and "F—ing hell." Wu's tweets received heavy backlash from fans of the show, which was lauded at the time f...
“I’m still going”: Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow reflects on her decades-long career
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“I’m still going”: Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow reflects on her decades-long career

After more than two decades in the music industry, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, 60, says she's "still going" despite the hardships she's endured. The "All I Wanna Do" and "Soak Up the Sun" singer says it's the times she's felt underestimated that motivate her."There have been moments where I've felt like I've really been not taken seriously, that I've been overlooked, that I've been an outsider into the cool club," she told CBS News senior culture and senior national correspondent Anthony Mason from her home in Nashville, Tennessee. "And maybe that's why I'm still going, you know?"Crow's first break came in the late 1980s when she performed with music icon Michael Jackson on his "Bad" tour. Jackson's late music executive Frank DiLeo offered to make Crow a star, but in a 2021 inte...
Is Social Media Harmful For Your Mental Health?
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Is Social Media Harmful For Your Mental Health?

If you've ever wanted to know if social media is harmful for your mental health, this article will help you understand the link between the two. It explores the potential negative effects of the widespread use of social media, the effects it has on face-to-face relationships, and the effects on our self-image. But before we jump into the benefits of social media, let's take a closer look at some of the negative aspects of using these tools. Neglecting face-to-face relationships It's not uncommon to see people who are engrossed in social media. The fact is, these people are using it for more than just entertainment. Often, it becomes a distraction from school or work and can lead to negative feelings. If you have neglected your face-to-face relationships, you might want to take a clo...
Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health | Entertainment News
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Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health | Entertainment News

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health.The singer/actor has been public about her struggles and revealed in 2020 that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.Biden, Murthy and Gomez held a conversation in the East Room with several young people, including a mother and a recent Rutgers college graduate, who shared how they had improved their mental outlook.The strategies they shared ranged from going through multiple therapists to find one who is right for you to using baking as a way to encourage conversation with others facing similar challenges.Political Cartoons“Mental health is very personal for me and I hope...
Ashley Judd Talks About Mental Health After Mother’s Death | Entertainment News
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Ashley Judd Talks About Mental Health After Mother’s Death | Entertainment News

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Ashley Judd encouraged people to seek help for their mental health and talked about her grieving process after the loss of her mother, country star Naomi Judd.In an interview aired on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, the movie star said she wanted to address her mother's struggle with depression. Judd said she was with her mother at her home in Tennessee on the day Naomi died on April 30.Judd also encouraged anyone who was having thoughts of harming themselves to reach out to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.Naomi Judd died at the age of 76, a day before she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with her duo partner and daughter Wynonna Judd. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, the family said they had lost he...