Emotional Wellness Month: Tips to look after emotional health

Emotional Wellness Month: Tips to look after emotional health

Most of us are conscious about our physical health and neglect emotional health. We spend time and money on improving our looks even when our minds are filled with negativity. In today’s fast-paced world, it is critical to pause and reflect on our actions and thoughts. It is important to realize that the right balance between emotional and physical health ensures overall well-being.

The month of October is celebrated as the emotional wellness month. It promotes the idea of self-awareness by developing healthy habits, paying attention to thoughts and feelings, assessing behaviors and developing a positive attitude towards life.   Read more

Risk factors predicting early onset of binge eating disorder

Risk factors predicting early onset of binge eating disorder

The preliminary indicator of binge eating disorder (BED) is loss of control over eating, leading to frequent and excessive consumption of food. BED is now a fully recognized eating disorder as per the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Read more

Overcoming deal breakers in relationship for sound mental health

Overcoming deal breakers in relationship for sound mental health

Companionship is a natural desire. However, it is a fact that any relationship cannot just be a bed of roses. It is natural for the love and respect shared between two persons in a relationship to be replaced by resentment and disappointment. These developments do not happen overnight and take time to become deal breakers. Many a time, two people secretly start disliking each other over certain issues, but avoid confronting each other for the fear of getting into an ugly spat. Thus, the unresolved issues pile up over a period that might affect not only the relationship but even the mental health of the couple. Read more

Tips to silence suicidal thoughts and face life

Tips to silence suicidal thoughts and face life

“Death is life’s way of telling you are fired. Suicide is your way of telling life you quit.”

—Anonymous

According to the data published by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide is one of the leading causes of death, currently placed at the tenth position, preceded by debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Nearly 44,000, Americans commit suicide every year and it causes a humongous economic burden on the nation, amounting to approximately $51 billion annually. Read more

Risks associated with early teen dating

Risks associated with early teen dating

Gone are the days when people would spend weeks, months and sometimes years in expressing their love to someone. Today, things have changed. The advent of high-speed communication, particularly those hand-held devices that give access to innumerable dating apps, are only adding a new buzz in the dating world, especially for the teens. Read more