Everybody goes through ups and downs, but some people are resilient enough to effectively cope with the routine pressures of life while some become a victim of those burdens. Very often, it is easier to identify a physical distress in the form of a headache, stomach ache, flu, etc., but symptoms like anxiousness, stress, sleep deprivation are often swept under the rug. Moreover, people happen to be so engrossed in their routine that many a times, they don’t even realize that they are struggling with a mental problem that needs attention. Read more
“(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer,” said Jodi Picoult, author of “My Sister’s Keeper.” The quote aptly describes the perennially ardent routine of a mother that gets more challenging if she is a single mother. There is no denying the fact that it is a blessing to be a mother. However, rearing a child single-handedly and working to ensure that the child gets the best of everything growing into a well-rounded individual can get emotionally and physically exhausting at times. For some single moms, not high on fortitude and endurance, the stress can compound and make one susceptible to a host of mental problems. Read more
The world of social media offers a plethora of dating apps to choose from, for people who don’t socialize much in the real world, or for those who don’t get lucky enough to meet someone they are compatible with. Online dating is a big phenomenon today that has helped many people find their better halves. However, for some, the experiences have been horrid as they have been ghosted on these dating sites. Read more
Millions of people across the globe are struggling with mental problems, but because of stigma and discrimination attached to these illnesses, many people consciously prefer to remain in denial and as a result, reject the diagnosis and do not reach out for support. However, when one is afflicted with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or a bipolar disorder, it is possible that one might be unable to think clearly or perceive that there is some problem. This lack of insight is known as anosognosia, one of the worst symptoms of a mental illness. Some of the important facts about anosognosia are discussed here: Read more
Mental health disorders are often unrecognized and untreated among men, possibly due to traditional mindsets which expect men to be psychologically strong and have control over their emotions. A new meta-analysis has found an association between the most harmful traits of masculine behavior, also referred to as “toxic masculinity” or sexism, and poor mental health conditions in men. The research, undertaken by researchers from Indiana University Bloomington and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, was published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology in November 2016. Read more
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