Report suggests soldiers dropping out of 'unsafe and wholly unsatisfactory' mental health unit in armed forces

Report suggests soldiers dropping out of ‘unsafe and wholly unsatisfactory’ mental health unit in armed forces

War is bad, undoubtedly, and the aftermath of the bloodshed, devastation and destruction is difficult to bear for everyone. No wonder then that the bravery of army soldiers is greatly lauded as they experience such mayhem and go on with their daily lives. But at the end of the day, they are like any other human being. This makes them vulnerable for serious mental disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Hence, authorities took stock of the situation and decided to provide adequate mental health facilities and recovery program for the armed force personnel. Read more

Depression affects employees’ intellectual functioning; how to avoid it at workplace

Depression affects employees’ intellectual functioning; how to avoid it at workplace

Is keeping busy an antidote to depression? Yes, it is generally said. But it might not be true always. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, every year depression afflicts over 19 million Americans between the ages of 25 and 44, the most productive years in an adult’s life. Further, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) says that major depression accounted for 3.7 percent of all U.S. disability-adjusted life years. Read more