If there is one thing that the past year and a half has taught us, it’s that we need to be more proactive about taking care of our brains! We can no longer afford to disregard our mental health.
The sports world was stunned recently when four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open for mental health reasons. Osaka revealed that she has battled depression and social anxiety, the latter of which was exacerbated by the media conferences and interviews that players are required to do when they compete in these types of tournaments. She said she felt “vulnerable and anxious” and that she decided for “self-care” to skip the post-match press conference. After being fined for doing so, and seeing the commotion this step caused, she decided to leave the tournament all together.
Death of Menudo Member Anthony Galindo Ibarra is a Sad Reminder that the Covid-19 Pandemic Magnifies Suicide Risk Factors
The recent death of former Menudo singer Anthony Galindo Ibarra, known as El Papi Joe, at the age of 41 shocked and saddened his fans and the music industry. He died six days after a suicide attempt. His family confirmed that he had been suffering from depression and was struggling with not being able to perform. They continued to say that this situation was made worse by the pandemic.
If you have been feeling down and depressed lately, and so many of us are due to the threat of COVID-19, it might not be a bad idea to try to smile more. I know this may feel like an annoying thing to be told to do, but there is actually a study which suggests that the act of smiling can trick your mind into being more positive.
What’s particularly concerning right now is that with COVID-19, people appear to be more depressed and anxious than ever. Isolation, job loss, money issues and caring for elderly family members are just a few of the things that so many people are struggling with right now that may lead to very depressive states.
It’s been quite a week. And, of course, the main topic of discussion has been the novel coronavirus. This topic will undoubtedly be top of mind for at least the next month.People are scared, confused and overwhelmed with the wealth of information coming from the news and social media. If you need a break, take one.
I’ve been running a business for three decades now, so employee morale and, more importantly, employee health are things that have always weighed heavily on my mind.
Forty-year-old Lori Tipton said ecstasy saved her life. For those of you who are not familiar, ecstasy, also known as “molly”, is a popular club drug. It is an illegal, synthetic drug.
Former WWE wrestler Ashley Massaro was about to celebrate her 40th birthday in Las Vegas, but she didn’t get to celebrate this milestone birthday due to suicide. Massaro allegedly hung herself in her Suffolk County, NY home (where her body was found) just a few days before her birthday.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that in the United States, approximately 100,000 young people experience psychosis each year. In addition to this, as many as three in 100 people will have an episode at some point in their lives.
I have been very fortunate to have lived most of my life in warmer climates. I lived in Jamaica for over 16 years and have been living in California for about 40 years. Not only do I find the warmer weather more enjoyable, but I firmly believe it helps keep me healthy.
According to the results of my genetics testing, ‘depression’ is embedded in my genetic makeup. In other words, I am prone to depression.
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