Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me when I started working at a small start-up a few months ago that has no group health plan: “You’re young and healthy, I ...
Date Posted: August 30, 2013
Categories: Bipolar, Workplace IssuesGO
Poverty and all its related concerns require so much mental energy that the poor have less remaining brainpower to devote to other areas of life, according to research based at Princeton University. As a result, people of limited means are more ...
Categories: Adult psychological developmentGO
Mental illness and substance abuse are the leading causes of non-fatal illness in the world, according to the latest part of major research into the global burden of disease. And the issues are second only to musculoskeletal diseases as causes of ...
Categories: Addictions, DepressionGO
Bullying in childhood "throws a long shadow" into victims' adult lives, suggests research indicating long-term negative consequences for health, job prospects and relationships. The study tracked more than 1,400 people between the ages of nine and ...
Categories: Bullying, Child DevelopmentGO
Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison's Waisman Center. The results of the ...
Categories: Mindfulness Meditation, Stress ManagementGO
As many as 800,000 Australians suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at any given time, making it the second most common mental health disorder, new figures reveal. Meanwhile, medical experts are being urged to pay particular attention ...
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
One can take consolation from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) deﬁnition of health. Under its constitution, health is: ‘… a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or inﬁrmity’. ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
Australia - The Mentally Health Workplace Alliance (MHWA) is calling for organisations to complete a 20 minute survey outlining their policies, initiatives, and all other strategies they utilise when approaching mental health in the ...
Do violent video games such as ‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Halo’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto’ trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder to become aggressive bullies or delinquents? No, according to Christopher Ferguson ...
SINGAPORE - Standing in a darkened room surrounded by a curved screen, Gary Oh, who has autism, interacted with images of dolphins projected in 3D while soothing music played. Together with 14 other youths and children with autism, Gary, then 17, ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...GO
Hong Kong - A series of unimaginable family tragedies have stunned the city over the past few months. Earlier this month, a 60-year-old man jumped to his death after seriously injuring his wife following a quarrel. In March, a 29-year-old unemployed ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I ...
New research has uncovered the reason why some people seem to dislike everything while others seem to like everything. Apparently, it’s all part of our individual personality – a dimension that researchers have coined “dispositional ...
Categories: Personality problemsGO
KUALA LUMPUR: One per cent of Malaysia's total population suffer from mental problems, with another 20% having mental health problems, like depression, stress and anxiety, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. The ministry, he ...
Australia - One in every three young West Australians will struggle with some sort of mental health issue so it makes sense to provide accurate information and support to young people in their own sphere- the online world. But it's not just young ...