Suicide rate goes up among American middle school children

Suicide rate goes up among American middle school children

Stress, anxiety and anger seem to affect even children now. And they happen to stir the emotions of children to such an extent in the United States that they are now attempting to kill themselves to overcome the problems. Read more

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day: Suicide has become an irreversible solution to an interim problem

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day: Suicide has become an irreversible solution to an interim problem

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), more than 41,000 people die by committing suicide every year in the United States. While suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2014, an estimated 10,189 older Americans (ages 60 and up) died from suicide in 2013, stated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more

Excessive social media may lead to sleep disruption, mood disorders

Excessive social media may lead to sleep disruption, mood disorders

Is your “online self” more extravagant and deliberate than your “real self?” Are you under pressure to be perfect socially? Do you want to be socially “on” every minute? Do you shiver from social FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)? If the answers to all these are positive, you are probably addicted to social media, and its influence over you is inexplicable. Read more

Chronic stress may trigger dementia: Study

Chronic stress may trigger dementia: Study

Stress and anxiety are undoubtedly part and parcel of the modern fast-paced life. However, being stressed and anxious is normal until it remains a temporary problem. For example, feeling stressed before a job interview or an exam is an expected condition of the mind. But when it flares up to acute emotional outbursts at regular intervals, it may interfere with the person’s routine life and can be harmful. A recent study by Rotman Research Institute – a division of Baycrest Health Sciences – has revealed that chronic stress and anxiety may increase the risk of depression and even dementia. Read more

Lonely and blue: Social isolation bad for mental health

Lonely and blue: Social isolation bad for mental health

Research shows correlation between loneliness and mental health problems such as depression, and both thrive on each other. A body of studies also points out that a sense of belongingness plays a crucial role in maintaining mental health. Read more

Pay gap linked to depression, anxiety in women

Pay gap linked to depression, anxiety in women

Depression is about twice as common in women than in men. While biological reasons such as genetic or fluctuating hormone levels are said to be some factors, a recent study published in the journal Social Science and Medicine has suggested that discrimination at the workplace could be blamed. Read more