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Excess screen time linked with depression, suicidal behaviors in teens

Excess screen time linked with depression, suicidal behaviors in teens

Health
Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Researchers believe excess screen time may be increasing symptoms of depression, as well as suicide-related behaviors and thoughts, among teens in the United States.Scientists found the link between depression and time spent in front of TVs, tablets and phones was especially strong among teenage girls."These increases in mental health issues among teens are very alarming," Jean Twenge, psychology professor at San Diego State University, said in a news release. "Teens are telling us they are struggling, and we need to take that very seriously."According to data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate for females between the ages of 13 and 18 increased 65 percent from 2010 to 2015.Researchers compared the data with a pair of anonymo...
Noel Edmonds left suicidal after corrupt bankers robbed him of £300million

Noel Edmonds left suicidal after corrupt bankers robbed him of £300million

Entertainment
GETTYDESPAIR: Noel Edmonds was driven to suicide after corrupt bankers stripped his assetsHe claimed their ruthless stripping of assets from his business empire drove him to a suicide attempt.The star was left so depressed by the demands of Halifax Bank of Scotland that he took handfuls of pills and washed them down with a bottle of vodka in 2005.He revealed: “HBOS robbed me of my marriage, my family, my businesses, my long-standing friend and business partner, my income, my investments, my self-respect, my reputation, my privacy, my physical and mental health. It cost me my security, my image rights and collection of classic cars – and very nearly my life.” “Bankers are financial terrorists” Noel EdmondsNoel, 68, has launched a legal bid to reclaim the millions he
Bed found for suicidal girl after judge's criticism

Bed found for suicidal girl after judge's criticism

Health
A bed has been found for a suicidal girl, a day after a judge criticised a lack of care provision available when she is freed from youth custody.Sir James Munby, said there would be "blood on our hands" if the 17-year-old did not receive adequate supervision.The girl, known as X, is due to be released in 10 days and was without a place at a secure unit.Mike Prentice, NHS North's medical director, said the bed would available ahead of her release date."Following extensive assessments, the NHS has identified a bed for this young woman in a safe and appropriate care setting which will best meet her needs," he said.The girl has tried to kill herself several times. 'Shame and embarrassment'On Thursday, Sir James, the president of Family Division of the High Court, said society should be "asham...