Colorado governor’s task force recommends treatment instead of prison term for mentally ill

January 23rd, 2017 | Rachael

The social stigma attached to mental health has prevailed for many years, despite people of all age groups being increasingly affected by some sort of a mental illness. What makes the situation even worse for mentally ill people is when the lawmakers refuse to extend help and thereby reduce their chances of recovery. According to […]

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Understanding reasons behind bipolar disorder

January 20th, 2017 | Rachael

Bipolar disorder, a brain disorder, usually develops among adults around the age of 25 years. In the United States, bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adults every year, says the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The exact causes of bipolar disorder cannot be determined, but various researches on bipolar disorder suggest its origin may […]

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Walk-in mental health appointments rise by 32% at University of Colorado

January 17th, 2017 | Rachael

According to the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder, the walk-in appointments for mental health services at the University’s Wardenburg Health Services has gone up by 32 percent in 2016. Alan Kent, director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services at Wardenburg says that the college counseling centers have witnessed a record increase in demand across the nation. […]

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Make resolutions that lead to a stress-free work life

January 16th, 2017 | Rachael

Making major life resolutions can come to be a browbeating task as one needs to make commitments, routinely follow through with them while sometimes questioning the purpose of making such resolutions every year. According to a landmark paper published in 1953, Radioisotopes – New keys to knowledge by Dr. Paul C. Aebersold, every atom in […]

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Role of neurotransmitters on mental health – 1: Serotonin

January 10th, 2017 | Rachael

Mental health encompasses an individual’s psychological, emotional and social well-being. A good mental health refers to an overall sense of self-satisfaction and happiness, when one is able to form positive relationships at home or at work and also carry out the day-to-day activities with zeal and enthusiasm. Sadly, numerous people across the world are devoid […]

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Healthy diet is paramount for sound mental health

January 9th, 2017 | Rachael

Various studies have shown that a healthy diet helps improve mental health. Diet is as important to mental health as it is to one’s physical well-being. A healthy diet can boost the body’s immune system and provide the nutrition needed for the proper functioning of the organs. Good nutrition in the first three years helps […]

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Circumstances leading to suicide – Part 4: Relationship between suicide and mental illnesses

January 6th, 2017 | Rachael

Suicide and poor mental health are intricately linked to each other. However, scientists have not been able to define a definite and quantitative relationship between the two. Not all mentally ill people think of ending their lives but most people who commit suicide are found to have been suffering from some kind of mental health […]

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Circumstances leading to suicide – Part 3: Risk of suicide high among mentally ill people post discharge

January 4th, 2017 | Rachael

The mental trauma that any psychiatric patient goes through is difficult to comprehend. In case of hospitalization of mentally ill people, the symptoms are sometimes overlooked before admissions, which results in inadequate aftercare post discharge. Lack of a proper aftercare program for people with mental illness can give rise to other problems and might also […]

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