Oct 10, 2018
So by co-incidence I am uploading this episode on world mental health day - must be meant to be...
I talk about research from university of Queensland professor Haslam about a natural treatment for depression - so natural that it doesn't even seem like a treatment. The treatment revolves around becoming involved in groups - building your social identity - and their research shows it is as effective as taking anti -depressants at preventing relapses.
And I have a look at a paper by Dr Lisa Parker from Sydney Uni about the problems with mental health aps - how they may be leading us to believe that every problem in life is a mental health issue. At the same time, they don't pay attention to some of the most important external causes of mental illness - such as unemployment and financial stress.