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June 25, 2019
LGBTQ Pride Month – Traveling with safety and pride as an LGBTQ
Each year, the month of June is observed as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. The celebrations are carried out to honor the Stonewall riots that took place in Manhattan in 1969 which served as the tipping point for homosexual rights in the U.S. Previously, the last Sunday of June was…Read more
June 25, 2019
Death due to overdose and addiction at an all-time high in the U.S.
The death rates from drug overdoses, alcohol, and suicides have reached an all-time high in the U.S., with some states bearing the brunt of it more than the others, stated a recent report by the Commonwealth Fund. The report surveyed data from 2017 in all the 50 states of the country and the District of…Read more
June 20, 2019
Can bipolar disorder really increase risk for Parkinson’s disease?
Bipolar disorder is a severe and incapacitating mental disorder. People suffering from bipolar disorder experience sudden mood swings, where at any given time, a period of extreme happiness or elevated mood is followed by severe depression and low feelings known as the “depressive period.” These periods of highs and lows may last for days or weeks, depending on the severity of the disorder. A recent study found…Read more
June 18, 2019
International Father’s Mental Health Day – The need to celebrate fathers
Post-partum depression in new fathers common Nearly 6 million men struggle with depression every year, according to the Mental Health America (MHA). However, in majority of the cases, this depression remains undiagnosed and thus untreated. In comparison to women, who feel worthless and sad when depressed, men tend to get fatigued, irritable, aggressive, or lose…Read more
June 14, 2019
Risk of mental health problems increases with use of high-strength cannabis, proves study
The frequent use of high-potency cannabis is linked to an increased susceptibility of developing mental health problems in users established a recently conducted study. The study, the largest till date, has been published in the Lancet Psychiatry. Previous research also linked heavy cannabis use with psychosis, especially in the vulnerable population. Now, according to the…Read more