Month: May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month – Tips to handle FOMO - the fear of missing out

May 31, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month – Tips to handle FOMO – the fear of missing out

Mental Health

FOMO or the fear of missing out indicates a condition of general anxiety in which an individual feels that their friends and acquaintances are enjoying enriching life experiences without them. Sometimes, FOMO is also referred to as a type of social anxiety manifested as a continuous need to stay connected to keep oneself abreast of…

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US government needs to step up its fight against fentanyl epidemic

May 30, 2019

US government needs to step up its fight against fentanyl epidemic

Addiction Substance Abuse

Circa 1884, in a small farming town of Fayette County, a jail was built meant to house prisoners convicted for severe crimes like murder. Little did anyone know that nearly 135 years later, it would be turned into a facility to treat a different kind of prisoners. The inmates, rather the patients, housed in the…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental health disorders – no longer a taboo, finds survey

May 24, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental health disorders – no longer a taboo, finds survey

Mental Health

The Harris Poll, on behalf of the American Psychological Association (APA), conducted a survey of 1,006 U.S. adults to find out their outlook towards mental health illness and treatments related to it. According to the results, 87 percent of the survey participants stated that having a mental health disorder was nothing to be embarrassed about;…

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History of mental health issues may raise risk of dying from cancer, says study

May 15, 2019

History of mental health issues may raise risk of dying from cancer, says study

Mental Health

Even though the rate of mortality due to cancer has gone down in the United States in the past two decades, it still remains the second leading cause of death, in the U.S. and even globally. Universally, every one in six deaths can be attributed to cancer and in America alone, cancer caused nearly 61…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Signs that you are lined up for a mental health day off from work

May 10, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month: Signs that you are lined up for a mental health day off from work

Anxiety Depression Mental Health

The present day work culture has a tendency to take the concept of mental health day off at work lightly, compared to a sick day off. However, the fact remains that mental health day offs are as significant as a physically sick day off for an individual’s overall well-being. If a person has the flexibility…

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