video games and social isolation

The Lure of the Screen: How Video Games Can Lead to Social Isolation

In recent years, there’s been a cycle of blaming video games for aggressive behaviors, although studies have been inconclusive. According to research, violent video games may increase aggressive behavior, but the effect is usually very small. While the rise in popularity of violent video games may not explain recent trends in violent crime, they may …

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Social Resources in Young Adults Predictive of Future Mental Health

While social relationships are associated with reduced depression and anxiety, strong social relationships are also a significant resource for dealing with adverse life experiences. Supportive friends act as a buffer to the potentially life-long mental health problems these events can cause by providing sources of emotional, informational and practical support. For many people, community resources …

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Thinking Outside: Treatment Programs for Young Adults

When searching for the best treatment programs for young adults that suits your needs, finding the right fit is important. Above all, you’ll want a program that provides effective treatment. Additionally, your young adult benefits from a program that teaches important skills. Based off of their individual needs, wilderness therapy may be a great treatment …

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There’s an App for That: Benefits of Mental Health Apps

With technology at our fingertips there are many beneficial ways in which we can use the tools it offers. Mental health apps are increasing in accessibility via smartphones. Technology can certainly be deemed as a place where people spend too much time and fall into the pit of comparison. However, if used correctly, our phones …

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Deciding Between Young Adult Therapy Programs: Wilderness vs Outpatient

The benefits of outdoor activities and programs aren’t just limited to people who are predisposed to having a stronger connection with the environment. Wilderness-based therapy programs for young adults who are struggling with mental health issues can significantly improve their mood and self-esteem, strengthen their values, and build a sense of adventure and interconnectedness. Young …

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Overcoming the Anxiety Epidemic in Young Adults

According to preliminary results in a forthcoming study conducted by UC Berkeley, the number of 18-to-26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008 from 10% to 20%. Anxiety in young adults is becoming an epidemic. Although rates of anxiety are increasing, so are young adults’ rates of health behaviors. The majority …

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