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Is Fremont, CA really the happiest city in the whole US?

What makes for a healty, happy environment? Do cities differ across these measures? It would appear so, according to a new assessment of the major cities across the U.S. via a comparison of some interesting key indicators.

Students are focusing on mental health challenges in 2021

The goals of students vary according to different needs and in line with societal trends. Emerging into 2021, the current crop of students have expressed concerns about the current pandemic as a reason to focus on physical and mental health.

'The Bachelorette' alum Josh Seiter talks engagement, depression Special

"The Bachelorette" alum Josh Seiter chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his recent engagement to Yolanda Leak, as well as his struggles with anxiety and depression.

The dark side of the pandemic: Coronavirus and mental health

A hidden side to the coronavirus pandemic is the impact on mental health. This is not only for those unfortunate to contract the virus but also as a consequence of the preventative measures that need to be taken.

Dedee Pfeiffer opens up about new 'Big Sky' series on ABC Special

Actress Dedee Pfeiffer chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about the new "Big Sky" on ABC, and using her social work degree to help people with their mental health.

Positive outlook is associated with better cognitive function

A positive outlook on life is associated with lower rates of cognitive decline among the elderly, according to the outcome from a large data study. The bridges psychological findings with brain studies.

Rochester, New York Mayor promises there will be police reforms

The city of Rochester, New York, is moving crisis intervention out of the police department amid outrage and protests over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man with mental health issues who died after being in police custody.

Why it's important to prioritize mental health during remote work Special

For some people the lack of social interaction and the demands associated with juggling family in an attempt to secure a work-life balance are taking their toll as remote working looks set to continue for some time.

Q&A: How apps can help to minimize employee stress Special

Can wellness apps help to reduce workplace stress and to help promote mental health and wellness in the workplace? Paul O'Reilly-Hyland discusses the technology with Digital Journal.

Q&A: Brain health amid COVID-19 social distancing Special

Keeping the brain active during the coronavirus lockdown is essential for people, in terms of avoiding cognitive decline and helping to offset mental health issues, as Dr. Henry Mahncke explains.

Tom Shields talks Olympic Games in 2021, mental health importance Special

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tom Shields chatted with Digital Journal about the Tokyo Olympic Games, which got postponed to 2021, as well as being a part of the International Swimming League, where he competed for the Los Angeles Current.

AI is playing a critical role in depression therapy

By applying artificial intelligence to assess patients with clinical depression, psychiatrists can gain a new understanding into which therapeutic treatment stands the best chance of working for an individual patient.

Olympian Tom Shields discusses the importance of mental health

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Tom Shields opened up about the importance of mental health in an elaborate post on his social media pages.

Emmy winner Jacob Young opens up about mental health importance

Emmy winner Jacob Young opened up about mental health awareness to his fans and followers via a post on his Facebook page.

Regulations are required to protect esport players' mental health

It is not only athletes who are at risk from sports related injuries, it seems that esport players are also vulnerable to the side effects of intensive video gaming, according to a new research study.

Adam Lambert to play at Avicii tribute concert for mental health

Adam Lambert will be one of the performers at the upcoming Avicii tribute concert, which will raise mental health awareness.

Is teen mental health linked to smartphone use?

A new study of 400 teenagers finds little evidence connecting excessive smartphone use and mental health issues affecting young people. This contradicts the common belief that smartphones and social media are damaging adolescents' mental health

Study: The most and least stressed U.S. cities revealed

With workplace-related stress alone costing society more than $300 billion per year, understanding and addressing stress levels is important. A new survey from WalletHub presents the most stressed and least stressed cities in the U.S.

Does city life affect our mental health?

New research shows people in cities report feelings of loneliness more than the rest of the population overall. Researchers suggest that feelings of loneliness are as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Seeking the ultimate wellbeing? You need two hours of nature

Stressed? Finding modern life too much? The solution, according to new research, is two hours a week spent outdoors close to nature, as the key dose of for good mental health.

Consumers opting out this National Mental Health Awareness month

The flurry of alerts, notifications and voice services that flood our daily lives can have a lasting negative influence on our mental health. These negative influences gave been assessed in review from Accenture Interactive’s company Fjord.

The unseen impacts of climate change on mental health

Vancouver - Most of us recognize the connections between climate change and the severity of floods, hurricanes, wildfires and greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. But there has been little focus on climate change's impact on mental health.

Imagine Dragons frontman offers mental health, depression advice

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds has shared the advice he would give his younger self on mental health and depression.

Millennials more likely to miss work due to mental health stress

A new survey finds that millennial workers are more likely, when compared with other demographics groups, to miss work due to mental health stress. The survey finds that 50 percent of workers have missed at least one day of work due to stress.

Q&A: New strategy for taming anxiety from leading expert Special

Suffering in silence – this is what numbers continue to reveal about men and mental illness across the U.S. Dr. Loretta Breuning explains what anxiety is and how the ‘rubber ducky method’ works and how it can relieve symptoms.

Which are the most and least stressed U.S. states?

With April being Stress Awareness Month and millennials reporting the highest average stress levels of any generation, a new study reveals the most and least stressed areas of the U.S.

Consuming mushrooms may help address cognitive decline: Study

Food and medical scientists based in Singapore have found that elderly people who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms each week appear to have a 50 percent reduced chance of developing mild cognitive impairment.

How to be mentally and emotionally prepared for the New Year Special

People set resolutions at New year with good intentions, especially those centered around health and well-being, but then struggle to see them through. This can be overcome, and behavioral psychologist Dr. Lara Fielding offers some advice.

Knowing the signs and symptoms of seasonal depression Special

It’s the time of year when some people start to experience depression due to the lack of sunlight. This is a very real medical condition known as Seasonal Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Dr. Prakash Masand explains.

Major investment secured for mental health app

As part of the growing interest with health and well-being apps, there has been an increase in apps offering to assist with mental health issues such as depression. One example is Wisdo, which has secured $11 million in funding.
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