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AW: How To Deal With Post-COVID Depression

AW:  How To Deal With Post-COVID Depression

It’s no longer news that a lot of people have been relieved of their jobs during this COVID-19 era, but it’s even more saddening, in point of fact, that more people will be relieved of their jobs as we gradually approach the post-pandemic era. Did you lose a loved one? Your partner just broke up […]

The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

The Required Self-Care For Black Women In 2020

Today I was inspired to write because of two specific Facebook memories that came up in my feed today. The first was my #ThoughtforThursday post from 2015. Oddly enough, it’s even more applicable today, five years later. Who knew that something that I wrote five years ago would resonate so strongly today? What do you […]

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

We recently sat down with our friends at Flatiron School to have a discussion around Imposter Syndrome and flipping your perspective in order to “overcome” this menacing feeling that likely sneaks up on all of us at some point or another. Rebekah Rombom, General Manager at Flatiron, led the discussion, and we’ve included key takeaways […]

UK To Help Teens Tackle Mental Health Crisis Via Technology

UK To Help Teens Tackle Mental Health Crisis Via Technology

With new initiatives – some in school, others digital – professionals say they are now treating more children, reaching more minorities and, crucially, catching them all earlier For the British teachers grappling with a mental health crisis in the classroom, running a suicide watch or rushing psychotic pupils to the hospital can increasingly fall into […]

Suicide Cases On The Rise In Malawi

Suicide Cases On The Rise In Malawi

Government and youth rights groups are expressing worry over the increase of suicide cases in the country, especially that the youth are most hit. According to police statistics, there were 133 suicide cases between September last year and June this year, affecting people of the age blanket 16 to 40. Youth civil rights activist Lucky […]

These Things Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

These Things  Increase Your Risk Of Postpartum Depression

After giving birth, it’s common for new moms to experience feelings of sadness and anxiety, often referred to as the baby blues. But in more serious cases, these feelings last longer than a few days and may actually be postpartum depression. “Postpartum depression is a term that covers a wide range of things,” says Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, […]

#AW Gist : Battling Suicidal Thoughts?

#AW Gist : Battling Suicidal Thoughts?

Hello people. Happy New Year! I hope this year, we are able to achieve our plans and live life to the fullest. I want to discuss this serious issue that is becoming a trend globally, this suicidal attempts among young people. Last year, we heard, read and saw some young people commit suicide, some were […]

The Power Of Saying ”I Am Not Okay”

The Power Of Saying ”I Am Not Okay”

We live in an age of image projection. Instagram gets over 95 million posts per day. You can find hundreds of thousands of pictures of engagement rings, new puppies, exotic dinners or washboard abs at any given moment. Even LinkedIn is probably sending you dozens of notifications each month reminding you to congratulate your high school acquaintances on their job-iversaries. It’s […]

Distorted Thinking Patterns That Contribute to Anxiety

Distorted Thinking Patterns That Contribute to Anxiety

Anxiety is widespread and epidemic. It’s a problem that attacks the body but germinates in the head. Much of our anxiety comes from telling ourselves a bad story. The dialogue usually goes something like this: You’re not smart enough for this job.  You’re too young, too old, don’t have any experience, can’t learn new things fast enough. […]

Depression: What You Should Know

Depression: What You Should Know

  Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many […]

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