Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the name suggests, seasonal affective disorder is a type of a depression which is related to change in seasons, which means that it begins and ends at the same time every year. In most of the people the symptoms begin during the fall and continue into the winter months. On the other hand, aContinue reading “Seasonal Affective Disorder”

Mental Health Literacy: Time to change

“I feel stressed. I’m depressed, and I cannot take this anymore! “It’s too obvious for all of us to come up with such statements. We live in the country which is full of competition and holds the population of 1.33 billion people. All five fingers are definitely not the same,likewise each and every individual isContinue reading “Mental Health Literacy: Time to change”

Toxic Positivity: The Dark side of being positive

“Be positive”, “you will be fine”, “but at least you have friends/family” “it could have been worse”, I am sure all of you have heard phrases like these more than once in your life. In fact, these kinds of phrases individuals hear throughout their lives. How many times has it happened that one of yourContinue reading “Toxic Positivity: The Dark side of being positive”

Can pets really make a difference in an individual’s life?

It is not news that since the beginning of times, human beings and animals have learnt to co-exist together in peace and harmony. Pets are considered as family and are treated like it. They bring joy and excitement and can cure your mood in seconds, isn’t it? With time, love and patience, they become anContinue reading “Can pets really make a difference in an individual’s life?”

Impact of Negative Parental Messages and Disordered Eating in Teens

Disordered eating basically refers to a set of irregular eating behaviours which may or may not coincide with the diagnosis of a specific eating disorder.The term “disordered eating” is a descriptive phrase, not a diagnosis. Some of the signs of disordered eating may include- Frequent dieting, anxiety associated with specific foods or meal skipping, ChronicContinue reading “Impact of Negative Parental Messages and Disordered Eating in Teens”

Understanding Mental Health Literacy: A depiction through cinema

Individuals all over the world struggle from issues of mental health and are often apprehensive about seeking help for such problems. In certain parts of the world, awareness is minimum to the level that people are unable to recognize the signs and symptoms of various mental health issues they or their loved ones may beContinue reading “Understanding Mental Health Literacy: A depiction through cinema”

Teen Suicide: What are the causes and what could parents do to help their children?

According to the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of for 15-24 year olds after accidents and homicide. However, the very fact cannot be denied that teenage is a stressful period because it is during this period when teens face drastic changes including the changes in their bodies,Continue reading “Teen Suicide: What are the causes and what could parents do to help their children?”

WHO ARE WE? FACTORS THAT AFFECT CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

One thing that I am interested in is what shapes us: the people? The place we live? It’s both of those and more- Sharon Creech Have you ever visited a Kindergarten or a pre-school? Once you have, you’ll observe that at such tender age itself, each child is so different. One might be academically brightContinue reading “WHO ARE WE? FACTORS THAT AFFECT CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT”