Study suggests definite link between parents’ behavior and suicidal thoughts in teens

Study suggests definite link between parents’ behavior and suicidal thoughts in teens

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among teenagers, but it is still difficult to predict exactly what may trigger the suicidal thoughts. Often factors such as an existing mental illness, loneliness, bullying, exposure to violence or trauma, inability to cope with stress or a family history of suicide are cited as some of the leading causes, but the basic parental behavior is often left ignored. Read more

Knowing why scorekeeping is unhealthy for relationships

Knowing why scorekeeping is unhealthy for relationships

Scorekeeping invariably enters a relationship, whether it is between siblings, friends, partners or co-workers. However, regularly doing so can create barriers and spoil the charm. The harm could be to an extent that irrevocable differences might crop up. Therefore, it is important to review the relationship dynamics from time-to-time. If two people are always trying to get even with each other, it is better to reach a consensus and make things cordial. Read more

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