International Day of Disability Awareness

Almost 15% of the global population lives with a disability. The United Nations, therefore, recognizes December 3rd as the International Day for Persons with Disability. This day is an acknowledgment of the struggles that people with  disabilities face, like often being excluded from common and everyday activities within our society. Those with  disabilities also are […]

Dispelling Myths: Alzheimer’s

Most people have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, since it has become increasing relevant and diagnoses are becoming more common among people we know; this can lead to many misunderstandings about the disease and how differently it can manifest in individuals. As time has been continuing, the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s has been increasing. […]

What is the Great American Smokeout?

In recent decades, smoking has decreased due to heightened public awareness of its links to cancer and other preventable illnesses, yet almost 35 million Americans continue to smoke cigarettes; this leads to smoking still being one of the highest preventable causes of death across the United States and many other parts of the world. The […]

Understanding Somatic Disorders

When talking about mental disorders, people often recognize common mood disorders like depression and anxiety. A set of psychiatric and psychological disorders that might be less well known and talked about are somatic disorders, which are prevalent among 5% of the population. These disorders are exhibited when there is an over-occupation of a symptom like […]

Understanding Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is formally known as a neurodevelopmental disorder; this means that the differences in the brain structure, activity, and function occurred sometime during development causing abnormalities in the central nervous system. ADHD does not develop from environmental factors like excess sugar intake, poor parenting, head injuries, or food additives, as has been […]

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day (October 10th) is an international acknowledgement of the variety of mental health issues that are prevalent across the world, and how extensively they can affect our population, productivity, and health. This is a pertinent reminder that mental health is an issue on an international level and that we should think about […]

October 2nd is International Non-violence Day – A day to talk about bullying

October 2nd is international non-violence day; a day to spread awareness of bullying and how to address bullying in all of its contexts. Bullying is very common, especially in schools where approximately 46% of children report having being bullied. With the spread of social media, it has become even easier for people to become victims […]

Tips for personal self-awareness

Self-awareness has become a common concept in our modern society, but what is it and how can it help us in our day-to-day lives? Self-awareness can be integral to maintaining our personal happiness and mental health, and it has been found that those who are more self-aware tend to be more effective leaders, as they […]

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