BY Yuchun Yu
Buzzfeed 2016, Playing Pokémon Go Is Helping People With Mental Health Issues Feel Better , UK, viewed 1 August 2016 https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliciamelvillesmith/people-say-pokemon-go-is-helping-them-with-their-mental-h?utm_term=.sxPyp54dN#.arKDlLgNy
The author is Alicia Melville-Smith from BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed is an Internet media company based in New York City. The firm describes itself as a “social news and entertainment company” with a focus on digital media and digital technology in order to provide “the most shareable breaking news, original reporting.
The reason why she writing this article because of the popular game “Pokemon Go”, she thinks this game is actually good for mental health, as I can see, this is the first time that she wrote about the issue.
- In my opinion, Specifically, it’s exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise, so it’s more likely that it’s going to turn into a sustainable habit you’ll actually enjoy.
- There’s something about being outside in the open as opposed to inside four walls that is very clarifying to the brain,” says Bonior. “This game can make u Moving around in the fresh air is an inherently mood-boosting activity.”
- And those benefits include reduced stress, endorphins, help release the depression and anxiety.
- Seriously, self-love and self-confidence are integral to your mental health, and sometimes, reasons to celebrate yourself can feel few and far between.
- You don’t have to be making new friends with strangers on the street. Chances are, you’re probably spending more time with friends, coworkers, casual acquaintances and family members that you don’t normally see as much.
- Social anxiety can make you question and overthink social situations to the point that you avoid them. But with Pokémon Go, you have an easy point of connection and a goal of why you’re there, which takes your pressure off. “You don’t have to over-focus on whether people are looking at you or overthink how to act and what to say.
- This game can make people happy but also have the negative effect, people might have addition to the game, the author didn’t mention that in the article.
Article 2: The Conversation 2015, Mental health is a global issue – here’s how neuroscience can cross international boundaries, UK, < http://theconversation.com/mental-health-is-a-global-issue-heres-how-neuroscience-can-cross-international-boundaries-35987> viewed 1 August, 2016
This article was written by Barbara Sahakian, a Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Cambridge, The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from the academic and research community from Australia.
Barbara Sahakian’s research is aimed at understanding the neural basis of cognitive, emotional and behavioural dysfunction in order to develop more effective pharmacological and psychological treatments. Basically, most of articles that she wrote is about mental health.
In my opinion, I think Bringing together neuroscientific and global mental health strengths in both research and treatment could lead to real gains in improving mental well-being, quality of life and how well people function with their disorder.
The author wrote this article in a profession position, Sahakian’s article identifies important pieces in the puzzle of better understanding and treating mental health but a dramatically different perspective on these pieces needs to be adopted if genuine and lasting progress is to be realised.
Article 3: Newmatilda 2016, The Powerful Truth Of Safe Schools: Mental Health Is Political, < https://newmatilda.com/2016/04/02/the-powerful-truth-of-safe-schools-mental-health-is-political/> UK, viewed 1 August, 2016
This article was written by Liam McLoughlin, a Sydney-based freelance writer. He majored in Psychology and wrote his Honours Thesis on Climate Justice. New Matilda is a left-wing independent Australian website of news, analysis and satire. He wrote this article based on political position, basically, according to what he wrote, he focus on politics more than mental health, but he still got a psychology background and wrote this article professionally.
In my opinion, the starting point for the article is, understanding that mental health is political, but he need to develop the kind of sophisticated understanding of mental illness.
Article 4: THE NEW YORK TIMES 2016, An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold,< http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/health/psychiatrist-holistic-mental-health.html?_r=0> US, viewed 1 August, 2016
This article was written by Benedict Carey, a science reporter for The New York Times, he writes about everyday psychology. As we all know, the New York Times have the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in USA.