World Mental Health Day 2019 was October 10 – Mental health is essential to living a healthy, productive and balanced life. It impacts how we feel and behave, affecting our decision-making process, personal and professional relationships, job performance and how we cope with stress. Being aware of the challenges to our psychological and emotional well-being is important to develop strategies to deal with stress, solve problems, think flexibly and increase our joy and satisfaction in all aspects of life.
Culture profoundly shapes our ideas about mental illness, which is something psychologist Nev Jones knows all too well.
Anxiety. Depression. ADHD. Dementia. The human brain is in trouble. Technology is a cause — and a solution.
How flashing lights, pink noise or other non-invasive approaches to taming brainwaves might one day turn into treatments for neurodegenerative disease.