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

Importance of living a happy and stress-free life

Importance of living a happy and stress-free life

Mental health problems are a taboo in every society. The discrimination associated with mental disorders, owing to the stigma surrounding them, often prevents one from opening up freely about their condition. However, the secret of leading a happy and successful life lies in fighting the prevailing stigma and emancipating oneself from the consequences of serious mental health conditions. Read more

Symptoms of bipolar disorder occur in childhood

Symptoms of bipolar disorder occur in childhood

Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings and changes in an individual’s energy levels. While these symptoms are often ignored by many, they can have a serious impact on an individual’s life. As per the Mental Health America (MHA), over 3.3 million American adults suffer from bipolar disorder every year. Read more

The link between antidepressants and Alzheimer’s

The link between antidepressants and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia across the United States. As per the 2016 report by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, nearly 5.4 million Americans of all ages are afflicted with AD. However, the problem is more prevalent in the aging population as its first symptoms appear at the age of 65 or beyond. The associated risks of the disease also rise with age. Read more