Substance Use / Abuse

Like many college students, my friend likes to go out with her friends and drink alcohol. They have a good time, and everyone knows that my friend is always up for a party. But a few of the people closest to her have started worrying that perhaps she has a drinking problem. Are they right? […]

A tool to train the brain to deal with stress

We’ve all been victims to the challenges of life. These challenges disturb the physical or mental equilibrium which is essential for quality life. This disturbance in equilibrium precipitates what we call stress. Sometimes it manifests as the sensation of all the blood rushing to your heart with your brain in overdrive, motivating you to perform […]

Moving in Childhood, Misery in Adulthood

Moving to a new house can be pretty exciting. It’s a chance to start over, a chance to let go of things that have been holding you back, a chance to de-clutter, both physically and emotionally. It might be stressful, but as adults the decision was probably made as a result of the positives outweighing […]

Eating disorders and discrimination at work

Each year millions of people are clinically diagnosed with eating disorders. Eating disorders are the result of development of an extreme attitude associated with overwhelming emotions which lead to compulsive behavior. These disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other not specified eating disorders (EDNOS).  Basically there is an overconsumption of food […]

Mental health benefits of Pokemon Go

This summer, the young, the old and the in-between, were all consumed by an almost obsessive love for a mobile gaming app based on a beloved animated show. The brand ambassador being a cute, yellow chinchilla with pointy black tipped ears, a lightning bolt shaped tail, and red cheeks that charge up with electricity, it’s […]

Breastfeeding and Mentalhealth

Breastfeeding is an innate characteristic to all lactating species. The significance of breastfeeding in human societies is profound, as reflected by its depiction in mythology, folklore, philosophy, art, and religion. In ancient times, the role of breastfeeding in the well-being of an infant was so marked that if maternal milk was not available for the […]

Mythbusting : Moon, Moods and Medications

“Drop a spoon, company soon.” “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.” “Smell fresh bread, wet the bed.” These are just a few examples of the extensive repertoire of myths and superstitions that constitute the cultures of different countries and regions. The origin of myths is based on the need to explain the unknown […]

Sleep sound, Healthy all round

Take a minute and think about how much sleep you get on average each day. In an alternate universe with no appointments, deadlines or schedules, where not an alarm clock, but your body decides how many hours of sleep you need per day, this number would be somewhere around 8 hours. This is how much […]

Smoking : The fashionable killer

People with mental health problems live on average 10-20 years less than the general population. If anyone were to be asked for the reason for this gross reduction in life expectancy, they would probably say “Well it’s obvious, people with mental health problems probably end up with some sort of depression and are more likely […]