As teachers, parents or guardians of young minds, it is up to us to pick up on children’s low moods. Observing a child’s behaviour and taking the right steps at the right time can prevent and protect a child from mental distress. Kavita Upadhyay, student counselor and expert mental health practitioner advises on the best approach to take when dealing with low moods in children.
Two-Third Of Employees With Depression Faced Discrimination
A 2017 study points out how workplace stress has been a neglected area in mental health. With increased risks of developing outcomes such as depression and anxiety, and even physical illnesses like hypertension and diabetes, we need to reconsider how work contributes (or takes us away) from wellbeing. The research also reveals that stress caused by poor workplace design is concentrated in lower and middle-income countries. Details from the study below cover causes, outcomes and areas that need to be focused on.
Don’t Let Perimenopause Pause You
The moment women hit their late 30s, their symptoms are termed as perimenopausal. As we progress in age, this turns into menopausal. Brain fog, weight gain around the belly area and love handles, weaker bones, brittle hair, pigmentation, dry eyes, vaginal dryness and skin dryness are just some of the symptoms that progress to hot flashes and night sweats. There is no reason that menopause should mean you put a pause to your quality of life. Follow the below and seize that elixir of forever energy!
Link Between Treatment Resistant Depression And Onset Of Autoimmune Disease
Persons living with treatment resistant depression could be at risk of developing autoimmune conditions. Published by Translational Psychiatry, the study tested for the association between treatment resistant depression (TRD) with the onset of autoimmune diseases. The authors discuss important implications and steps to be taken that may prevent and protect those living with treatment resistant depression. They also emphasise the differences between men and women in developing autoimmune conditions.
Is Your Social Battery Charged Enough?
Balancing a healthy social life is a box we all wanted checked in our common quest for fulfilment. Choosing between social hangs, and needing more alone time can be a tough balance–and even lead to guilt trips. Getting to know your social battery, and caring for it, can be a step towards drawing important boundaries, and savouring the moments you spend in your relationships.
Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Fewer Suicide Attempts
If you are not already taking your daily dose of Vitamin D, it might be a good time to start. Emerging research links the benefits of taking Vitamin D to reducing suicide and self-harm rates by half. Read more to stay informed.
10 Positive Thoughts for Your Daily Motivation
They say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Only if it were as easy as that. Most of us find it hard to source the missing ingredient–positivity. Here is a healthy dose of some to keep you charged and going. Read this inspiring piece by Sangeeta Relan for more.
Your Skin Reacts To Your Mental Health
The relationship between your skin and mental health is more than skin-deep.Experts say that treating psychological problems can also help with improving your skin. Emerging skin problems such as acne, itching, dryness or irritation could mean more than changing up your skincare products or hydrating more. Issues with your skin could mean psychological burden, or burnout and can be telling of changes in your lifestyle.
13 Signs Your Child May Be Experiencing Anxiety
COVID-19 has completely altered our lifestyles. But the highest impact can be seen in children. There are many ways that children learn of health problems, and are exposed to it in their environments. If their mother or father is affected by an illness, anxiety can be triggered within the child. Read to know more about signs and symptoms, and how to help a child who may be harbouring fears feel safe.
7 Life Lessons From Bollywood
We all feel kicked down by life sometimes. It happens to the best of us! In these moments, it makes a whole lot of difference to look at our problems from a different perspective. Here’s some wholesome advice to keep in your backpocket, from none other than our favourite Bollywood dialogues.
Caring For Mental Health Can Save You From A Second Heart Attack
Poor heart health is often associated with mental distress. This clinical study proves that depression and anxiety can increase the chances for a second bout of heart failure. Read this informative research study by The American College of Cardiology to stay informed.
To Calm Your Mind, Listen To The Yogis
It has long been claimed by Yogis and Buddhists that meditation and ancient breath-focused practices, such as pranayama, strengthen our ability to focus on tasks.
The Emotional Rollercoaster Of An Autoimmune Warrior
March is Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month, and as we bring awareness to these conditions, it’s crucial to highlight the importance of emotional support for those living with autoimmune diseases. In this article, I’ll be sharing my personal journey with ulcerative colitis and the emotional struggles that come with it. I’ll also be discussing the significance of social support, accessing professional help, self-care strategies, and advocating for better emotional support in the healthcare system.
PTSD Linked With Increased Lupus Risk
In a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease.
How To Avoid An Ugggh PCOS Flare Up Post Vacays
Hey I am a cyster and I am sure so are you. Yes we are PCOS warriors. I love travelling, eating out and doing everything that can derail my hormones. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18 years old and it took a lot of work on me through nutrition, yoga and nurturing my mental and emotional health to get me here to help other cysters. So here’s one for making our holidays fun, and not facing that uggggh flare up once back. I do this and keep it down. And so can you.