mental health

Opinion

What effect do true crime podcasts really have on our mental health?

Fans of the genre on TikTok and Spotify say true crime podcasts provide them with a cathartic and supportive community.
Emma Kershaw
10.4.21
Opinion

The 'highly sensitive person' diagnoses you've started hearing about

Much like empaths, HSPs are supposed to feel emotions far more acutely than others. Is this really accurate?
James Greig
9.20.21
News

Instagram knows just how bad it is for your mental health

New leaked documents reveal the extent to which the app is causing increased levels of anxiety and depression.
Douglas Greenwood
9.15.21
News

TikTok may be spreading Tourettes-like tics among Gen Z, says new report

Recent research has revealed a ‘parallel pandemic' of unexplained tics in young people.
Jenna Mahale
9.7.21
Opinion

How to help when someone you know is spiralling online

It’s easy to turn a blind eye, but here’s what you can do when you see someone spinning out via successive Instagram stories or tweets.
Rachel Connolly
9.6.21
Music

What happens when sad artists get happy?

Lorde is the latest of music’s sad girls club to debut a hesitantly happy record, but, for some fans, positivity and growth feels like betrayal.
Sophie Wilson
8.25.21
Culture

How gaming is giving agoraphobic young people a window into the world

Adventure and fighting games are not just a form of escapism. For some people suffering from social anxiety or depression, they're a vital outlet.
Aideen O'Flaherty
8.17.21
News

You can now softblock your Instagram stalkers

Limits allows you to curb online trolls before they’ve even made themselves known.
Douglas Greenwood
8.13.21
Opinion

When everyone is an activist online, is anyone?

The rise of ‘topical activism’ means we're jumping from movement to movement without creating real change.
Ella Glover
8.3.21
Opinion

Why telling people to 'go to therapy' isn't as enlightened as some think

On Twitter, there's an all too simplistic line being drawn between morality and therapy.
James Greig
8.3.21
Culture

The internet says subliminal messaging will make you hot

A new wave of surreal YouTube videos say that 'subliminals' are the secret to reaching your aesthetic goals. Here's why you should be skeptical.
Eve Upton-Clark
7.28.21
Culture

Girlboss culture isn't dead, it's rebranded as "that girl" now

On the back of the millennial girlboss aesthetic, the “that girl” wellness trend is taking over TikTok.
Laura Pitcher
7.21.21
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