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.
It is a heavy topic to talk about—suicide, but one that is very important to investigate and address the issue. Thoughts on suicide or showing suicidal behavior does not dependent upon either age, gender, race or social status.
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:
It seems life has taken us to a place where we no longer value kindness as a trait. In fact, kindness has been replaced with self-importance and wanting to stay impersonal.
The question is why has the world become less kind?
Almost one in five children have contemplated suicide because of bullying at school, a new study has revealed. The survey of 1,003 pupils, aged 11 to 16, was conducted by The Diana Award, an anti-bullying charity set up in honour of the late Princess Diana and is backed by her son, the Duke of Cambridge.
Researchers in Denmark and the United States (US) found that people in Denmark who grew up in more polluted areas up to the age of 10 were more likely to develop depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or personality disorder.
Children who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face a higher risk of getting mental health problems, a study suggests. Researchers in Sweden analysed data from 6,400 children, tracking them for an average of nine years.
They found around 17 percent of the children with the agonising condition were given a psychiatric diagnosis.
Technique matters, especially when you’re trying to find a method that works for you.
Pulling yourself into the present, can be difficult if your mind doesn’t want to “let go” of your current thoughts.
Short of giving yourself an electric shock, you need to break that unproductive connection. Here are a few things you can try to help you bring your attention where it needs to be...in the moment.
Inhibitions are the mental brakes that prevent people from showing their true feelings or thoughts. Sometimes they are a conscious form of self-control, like 'biting your lip' when it seems risky to say something. Often, they are unconscious, only showing up as patterns of behaviour or habits of speaking.
Dreams are the result of mental activities occurring during certain phases of sleep. The experience of dreaming is usually that of a series of visualized events occurring in a manner that often defies logic.
Sleep laboratory experiments have shown that all of us dream every night. but most of our dreams are immediately forgotten on waking, but it is possible to increase the amount of the dream content remembered by making routine written or phone-recorded notes immediately on waking.
There are not many topics that provoke as much fear and anxiousness than that of suicide. When you hear people talking about someone who committed suicide or you are aware of someone who is showing signs of being suicidal, it can leave you with feelings of heartache and sadness if you are close to such a person, and also with fear.
Employers have a legal duty to protect employees from stress at work by doing a risk assessment and acting on it. Work related stress is now the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, musculoskeletal used to be the big one, but that was when we were kind of a manufacturing country but now we're a service knowledge-based economy primarily, and there it's all about people issues so stress is a really major cause.
Alcohol is a large part of our society. We drink it when we go out to brunch, lunch, and dinner, when we have guests over, we go out for drinks to catch up with old friends or for a first date, and cheers each other enthusiastically to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations, and the like.
Whether you’re having one or two casual drinks or you’ve tallied up enough drinks to have you dancing and singing on top of the bar, it can’t be denied that even just a small amount of alcohol affects our brains and our behaviors.
There are countless benefits to learning meditation and relaxation exercises to help deal with stress and alleviate tiredness.
Meditation is a means to find peace and calm and relax the body and mind. It is a means to look inward, detach, and focus on a few moments for one’s self.
Relaxation exercises are also a means to remove tension but have the added benefit of being able to not only affect one’s emotional and mental well-being but also affect the physical body positively because of the simple movements involved.
After events take place in our lives, the mind analyses them and, for most of us, starts comparing 'what happened' with 'what should have happened', leading to feelings of guilt, remorse, anger and sadness.
The gap between what we want, and reality could be called 'The Abyss', and the bigger it is, the more unsatisfactory life seems to be.