Social media has undoubtedly transformed the lives of millions by broadening their social connections and making them learn new skills, but its adverse impact on young minds cannot be ignored. In today’s world, social networking is embedded in the social and emotional fabric of the life of the youth. But, somewhere deep within they are subconsciously comparing themselves to friends or feeling the sting of rejection which can lead to “social media depression.”
Suicide is a leading health problem worldwide. According to a 2014 report by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It is important to note that women are three times more susceptible than males to commit suicide.
People suffering from schizophrenia are six times more likely to attempt suicides, says a recent study by the University of Toronto (U of T). The researchers also found that schizophrenics who have been abused as a child are five times more likely to attempt suicide. Read more
The constant phase of darkness that parents plunge into during the pregnancy and the formative years of a child’s upbringing may, directly or indirectly, affect physical and mental growth of the child. The depression of parents during the gestation period and the child’s pre-school years has been linked to an increased likelihood of his being a fussy eater, a research at Erasmus University Medical Center in The Netherlands has found. Read more
There can be various reasons for any mental problem, some explained some unexplained. Anybody could be suffering from a mental disorder – serious or minor – and the chances of it being ignored are more, either due to lack of awareness or because of deliberate avoidance owing to the stigma attached to it. So, the chances are that most of us would be unaware of a peer’s mental problem at the workplace until the symptoms are too clear to hide. Despite being the world’s most developed nation, the United States is no exception. Read more
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