Today’s Solutions: March 29, 2023

Mental Health

Here you can read the latest news and research studies covering mental health. This is also the place to find out about different strategies on how you can reduce stress and boost happiness, and many other ways to look after your mental wellbeing.

3D printed Parkinson's disease pill bottles.

Parkinson’s: TikTok users 3D-print pill bottle for people with shaky hands

Medication can make living with Parkinson’s more bearable, but the problem for many patients living with the disease is that it’s incredibly difficult removing a tiny pill from a bottle of meds while their hands are shaking. Elite athlete Jimmy Choi made this abundantly clear to his more than Read More...

White background with psilocybin mushrooms on scale.

Study: psilocybin therapy 4 times more effective than antidepressants

In 2020, Oregon voted to become the first state to legalize access to psilocybin for all adults. A study reinforces the idea that voters made a sensible decision. The preliminary human trials investigated the effect of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to treat the major depressive disorder Read More...

Romantic aurora borealis in Tromso (Norway)

Thinking like a Norwegian may help you cope with a winter lockdown

If you’re fearing another lockdown in the oncoming winter, then you might want to start thinking as Norwegians do in the northern city of Tromsø. Lying two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, the city does not see the sun from mid-November to mid-January, which spurred health psychologist Read More...

6 ways to take back your motiv

6 ways to take back your motivation

Uncertainty about the future, being distant from friends, challenges with mental and physical health, and constantly staying in the same environment have all been aspects of life during Covid-19 that have affected people's ability to focus on daily responsibilities, let alone tackle them with any Read More...

Young depressed asian woman hug her friend for encouragement.

Johns Hopkins is offering a free online course in psychological first aid

The pandemic caused a significant rise in anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Isolation, combined with health concerns, social justice frustrations, and economic uncertainty took its toll on all of us. With this in mind, researchers from  Johns Hopkins University started offering Read More...

Dutch officials advise single

Dutch officials advise single people to find a sex buddy for lockdown

Social distancing is already hard enough, but if you’re not in a relationship, the lack of physical contact can be extremely frustrating. In the Netherlands, many singletons have been voicing their frustration at the social distancing rules for single people. One writer, Linda Duits, a Read More...

Here’s why you should consid

Here’s why you should consider swapping your morning coffee for a long walk

Most of us need coffee to just get out of bed in the morning. The World Health Organization classifies caffeine as one of the “most widely used psychoactive substances” in the world. Caffeine does have some health benefits, but research has found that exercise can give you the same alert Read More...

These little tweaks will help

These little tweaks will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle

While it may not be so hard to start living a healthier lifestyle, maintaining one can be very challenging. Having said this, here are five little tweaks to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Get real with yourself about what truly feels good All too often people try to follow a diet or Read More...