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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 […]

Six Out Of 10 Nigerian Women Have Mental Illness – Psychiatrist

Six Out Of 10 Nigerian Women Have Mental Illness – Psychiatrist

A university lecturer ‎ Dr Auwal Sani Salihu, has said six out of 10 women are suffering from mental illnesses while four out of 10 men also suffer from the same illnesses in Nigeria. Dr Auwal, said this in Kaduna at a workshop on mental illness organised by the Federal Nuero Psychiatric Hospital, Kware, Sokoto […]

Mental Health : Some Employees Are Under “Serious Level Of Stress And Anxiety” That Could Lead To Suicide

Mental Health : Some Employees Are Under “Serious Level Of Stress And Anxiety” That Could Lead To Suicide

CNN recently published an article looking inside Uber’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU). The SIU is tasked with handling severe incidents reported by passengers. An internal memo commissioned by Uber determined that SIU employees were overworked, underpaid and, at times, emotionally traumatized. The memo cited a “serious level of stress and anxiety of team members,” warning of mental health […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Prioritising Your Mental Health in 2019

I am focussing on mental health in a direct way at this time for a few reasons. As we enter into the New year and a more manic period with the impending presidential elections, there are already signs that it will not be without some casualties, which will cover a wide spectrum. In addition to […]

MAKING IT BETTER: When Do You Know You Need To Get Some Help?

Have you heard the expression you don’t have to be mad to have mental health problems? Well it is true and this is the case more so than ever in today’s fast paced society that we live in. Over the past few weeks you might have noticed I have laid emphasis in paying closer attention to people […]

Having a Healthy Mind

Having a Healthy Mind

How we think and feel can affect our emotional, mental and physical health. Learning to manage our anger, change our outlook on life or address psychological issues can help keep our mind active and healthy. Connect with others Put time and effort into building relationships with people around you — at work, at home, in […]

Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks Against Mental Depression

Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks Against Mental Depression

Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her own struggle with mental health in the wake of last week’s reported suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Jada Smith Smith, star of the movie “Girls Trip,” wrote on Instagram Monday that “mental health is something we should practice daily,” not just when times get […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Talking About Suicides

Reading about the recent spate of suicides of celebrities in the UK and US has really struck a chord with me. It was only a few weeks ago I was writing about the increase in death of our younger generation. Hearing about the suicide of a very successful fashion designer, Kate Spade at 55 who […]

‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships. Here’s What It Is

‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships. Here’s What It Is

Whether you know it or not, you’ve been phubbed. “Phubbing” — snubbing someone you’re talking to to look at a cell phone — may not be part of your everyday vocabulary, but it’s almost certainly part of your everyday life. Just think about how often a conversation stalls because your friends (or you) have pulled […]