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I’m sure you’ve heard about mental health issues before. And yes, they affect millions of us every year. But did you know that over half of us may experience some mental illness at least once during our lifetime?
Mental illness can be depicted as a disease which causes an individual to experience severe disturbances in their moods, thoughts, emotions, behaviours, or ability to function at work or home.
In psychology, emotion is often defined as a complex state of feelings that result in physical and psychological changes that influence thought and behaviour.
In other words, It impacts how we feel, believe, and behave, and it also plays a role in determining how we manage social situations and make decisions.
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.
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.
Most would regard post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a medical system that occurred within the battlefield, PTSD was considered primarily, if not exclusively a condition related to soldiers and the traumas related to their war experiences.
It was therefore surprising that Radhika Sanghani found herself suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder following a horrific coach crash in Thailand. She thought that PTSD was something soldiers in Afghanistan got – not 22-year-old Londoners who watched the Great British Bake Off.