Common Mental Illnesses in Society Around Us

Maybe we need to cover some of the most common mental illnesses that men and women suffer from, since almost 20% of the population suffer from one (even just for a relatively short time). Let's continue to eliminate the stigma around having one (like I do, having major depression). Understanding can help people become more empathetic. Mood Disorders (like depression) – This includes Bipolar Disorder (“The disorder often involves experiencing shifts between elevated moods and periods of depression”). Major Depression means those suffering from it slip into fairly extended periods of lack of energy, focus, irrational low self-esteem. “Major depression is an episode of sadness or apathy alon

Processed Meat Warning

Processed meat can be tempting, since it is so easily available and can be used to fix up quick meals or snacks. To be clear, processed meat is meat to which something has been done to extend its shelf life, change its taste, or make it more palatable in some way; traditional processes include curing and salting. For example, ham, pastrami, salami, and hot dogs are considered processed meats. However, before you succumb to temptation, remember its health consequences. According to a study published on the journal of BMC Medicine, processed meats are linked to earlier death. “Those eating more than 160g of processed meat a day - around two sausages and a slice of bacon - were 44% more likely

Can We Help Those Having a Mental Health Crisis/Breakdown?

Coming from someone with a mental illness myself, I can tell you for certain: having one or more people in ones life if/when they experience a serious mental breakdown is vital! I am close friends with a man about my age who, on a few occasions, came to my aid—helping me get hospitalization when desperately needed, when I was having very serious bouts with depression or panic attacks. How does one prepare themselves to be better equipped to help a good friend, family member, co-worker, or other with a total emotional and psychological breakdown? Are there ways to literally have more tools in your tool-belt, to be better at spotting a problem developing? I can say resoundingly: yes! First off

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