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Mental health problems among girls and young women go beyond social media and body image

Mental health problems among girls and young women go beyond social media and body image Most discussions regarding mental health concerns among girls and young women tend to focus on problematic social media use, body image issues and school-related problems. Although these are common issues affecting the mental health of this section of the population, the risk of other issues cannot be overlooked. Some of the defining moments of 2017 involved the countless stories of sexual abuse/assault and the #MeToo movement. Women who survived incidents of sexual abuse were considered the hidden face of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Sexual harassment is not restricted to the workplace or the community/society – increasing instances of sexual…

Former Penn State footballer Joey Julius discloses struggle with eating disorder

Former Pennsylvania State University (PSU) footballer Joey Julius addressed a near-packed auditorium on Nov. 13, 2017, as part of the university’s Mental Health and Wellness Week. In his 10-minute speech, he candidly discussed his struggles with body image issues and a binge eating disorder since he was nine years old. From his childhood, Julius’ weight had made him a constant target of teasing, bullying and snide remarks, both on social and mainstream media. Instead of being acknowledged for his football skills, Julius was better known as the “overweight kicker” or “Big Toe”. Over the years, Julius silently endured the suffering.…

Vegetarians twice as likely to get depressed as meat eaters, suggests study

Vegetarianism is becoming increasingly popular in Western cultures due to ethical, environmental and physical health reasons, although vegetarians still comprise a significant minority. In some countries, meat is consumed less due to religious or cultural reasons. Past studies investigating smaller samples of adolescents and young adults show that although vegetarian diets are associated with good physical health, they do not contribute to better mental health. The type of food a person eats can meaningfully impact his or her mood. Recent research shows that when individuals with moderate or severe depression are put on a modified Mediterranean diet, they experience significant…

SAMHSA’s latest report shares insights into state of behavioral health in the U.S.

Mental illnesses and substance abuse are two of the most commonly diagnosed health issues in the United States. Both these conditions cost a lot to the state and the society in terms of treatments, loss of productivity, health and revenue generated. A recent report shared a deeper insight into the state of behavioral health of the people in the U.S. The report, Behavioral Health Barometer, United States, Volume 4, has been commissioned by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The statistics presented not only pertain to mental health and substance abuse problems among adults but also shares…

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: Alzheimer’s disease affecting millions in America, suggests report

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a brain disorder that leads to a slow decline in one’s memory and is characterized by symptoms, such as impaired memory, memory loss, cognitive decline, etc. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, AD is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 5 million Americans are living with this condition and the number is expected to rise to 16 million by 2050. According to a recent report shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one in four Alzheimer’s deaths occur at one’s home and not at a medical…

New study establishes strong connection between mental and physical health

For long scientists have suspected a strong correlation between physical and mental health and have been trying to establish a concrete link between the two. Though a number of studies have been conducted for this, a leap in this area was taken when a recent research published online concluded that the mind and body are not different. Ian R. Kleckner and other researchers of the Northeastern University, Massachusetts, recently published a research paper titled “Evidence for a large-scale brain system supporting allostasis and interoception in humans,” in the journal Nature Human Behavior. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a distinguished professor of Psychology…

‘Stealthing’ is another term for rape

Honesty, love and trust are the building blocks of a strong relationship. Any relationship bears the stress of internal and external factors including changing trends and new lifestyles. However, sometimes, certain attitudes, acts and choices made by partners can rock the very foundation of a relationship, plunging the couple into despair and hurting the dignity of one of them. One such deed is sexual assault. Sexual assault is not uncommon in the United States. According to the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2010-2014, one American is sexually assaulted every 98…

Physical movement results in higher cheerfulness and greater satisfaction from life, finds study

Leading a sedentary life has been known to increase the risk of obesity and also development of diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease, all of which can be fatal. Health experts recommend that less strenuous activities such as standing and walking can lead to long-term benefits and mitigate risks arising from an inactive life. Researchers at the University of Cambridge, England embarked on a unique project to study the effect of movement on psychological health. The research, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE on Jan.4, 2017, used data obtained from smartphones to establish an association between small periods of…

National Mental Health and Dignity Day: Prisoners have equal right to mental health treatment

Mental disorders affect a large proportion of the total world population. In the United States alone, approximately 43.8 million or 18.5 percent adults experience mental illness in a given year. Mental disorders can affect any individual belonging to any strata of society including prisoners. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 20 percent state prisoners and 21 percent local jail prisoners in the U.S. also have “a recent history” of mental health conditions. It is true that every individual dealing with a mental illness requires equal treatment but a lot of them fail to avail it. This…

Barber-turned-therapist – unconventional, but effective helping hand

The world is not going through the most peaceful time, so to speak. There are battles being fought in Syria that threaten to destroy the very fabric of humanity; a political crisis among the world leaders; deteriorating global warming scenario; inflation on the rise; continued job cuts across the sectors – all contributing to the rising stress levels. This makes for an environment congenial to unstable mental health, where a person can find it tough to keep his sanity, and behave in a normal fashion. Tom Chapman was just like any other barber from Torquay in England until he lost…
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