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Have you ever heard of a woman who found out that she had cancer, and instead of succumbing to her unfortunate situation, she spent most of her days watching comedy films? Months later, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that her tumours had gone.
There are many anecdotes about how positivity has turned things around for those who are dealing with health issues, even terminal ones like cancer. Today, many scientific studies are also showing evidence that emotional health can affect a person’s physical health and longevity.
It is not an understatement to say that the coronavirus has turned our lives upside down, and impacted on us financially, mentally and physically. Those who fall under the category of vulnerability due to their physical or mental health are particularly more anxious at this time.
Extensive research concerning physical disasters on an individual's mental health has established that emotional distress is prevalent in affected populations — a finding sure to be echoed in individuals affected by this Covid-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic.
The novel coronavirus set in motion a global pandemic that the world is still attempting to understand, treat and grapple with.
The virus is a novel member of the coronavirus family of viruses, long associated with the common cold, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The virus is believed to have existed in animals before recently mutating and undergoing transmission to humans.
Millions of adults taking potentially addictive prescription drugs need to be warned about their common side effects after health officials admitted they did not know how many people have become hooked on them.
This year we will be raising awareness of actions individuals can take to help or support someone who is struggling, under the international theme of Working Together to Prevent Suicide.
Below is a range of information from our members on actions that individuals can take, which together can help to prevent suicide: