Online Features Editor Rebecca Wells discusses possible causes and ramifications of recent statistics surrounding mental health in Britain.
Vixi Mann explores the relationship between music and grief, by interviewing two students who have lost a parent.
A new era is about to dawn in Japan. Suffering from ill health, the elderly Emperor Akihito will abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne in favour of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, on the thirtieth of April this year. His reign, alongside Crown Princess Masako, will mark the beginning of the ‘Reiwa’ era, as announced on the […]
As the second leading cause of disability worldwide, major depressive disorder has a profound effect on individuals and society. Treating this debilitating disorder is vital yet current treatments have severe side effects and inconsistent results. A recent study conducted in California explored the influence of brain stimulation on mood in epilepsy patients. Epilepsy is often […]
I know you’re somewhere, somewhere/I’ve been trapped in my mind, girl, just holdin’ on”. When I first came across Jocelyn Flores I was on a road trip across California, eating Popeye’s and staring at the endless expanse of desert that stretched out until forever. His calming voice was reassuring and, immediately I felt the pain […]
Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, for better or for worse. We are connected to friends and family around the world at the tap of a screen and have the entire world wide web at our fingertips. Whilst these technological advancements have made our day-to-day lives easier in many respects, there is […]
ALDOUS Huxley famously wrote “take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology.” Sounds like a dream come true? In Huxley’s classic Brave New World it’s possible. In fact, he wrote a lot about psychedelics and his experiences with them, and before he died, […]
The panic around social media use today is like the panic around Grand Theft Auto in the noughties, video-nasties in the eighties and the development of the printing press back before people knew what penicillin was. Stupid and petty, silly and unfounded, peddled by the kind of people who can’t handle change. It would all […]
As part of an initiative which sees the tech giant partnered with the USA’s National Alliance on Mental Illness, Google mobile searches for the terms “depression” and “clinical depression” will now present US users with the option to take a short, self-administered depression test. According to the Alliance, whilst one in five Americans are likely […]
When the birth control pill was introduced in the 1960s, it sparked a revolution: women could take charge of their own sexual freedom. Now, women around the world are finding alternatives to the Pill after recognition of its effects on psychological health. Despite the six decades that pill has been omnipresent, 99% effective and not […]