Tag: mental health

How can we start destigmatising mental health conversations?

August 11, 2022

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that one in seven or 14% of young people aged 10-19 years old experience some form of mental health condition, which goes largely untreated. Stress during adolescence can be exacerbated by exposure to adversity, peer pressure, exploration of identity, digital and social media influence, gender norms, and global […]

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Believing in yourself for good mental health

May 20, 2022

Mental health professionals based in Denmark believe the key to preventing mental health problems from developing in the first place rests on the simple belief that you can. In a recent mental health survey led by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, involving over 3,000 Danish adults, those who were intentional about good mental health […]

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How to declutter your mind and develop personal agency

March 29, 2022

The mind is a powerful tool: it is necessary to take stock of our mental well-being from time-to-time and create the best version of our mind that is in line with our values, interests, and passions. This is referred to as personal agency and is fundamental to mental health. “You do always have a choice,” […]

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Online mental healthcare services a godsend in Korea

March 4, 2022

People are driven to look for alternative forms of support for mental health, which is still a taboo topic in many societies. Enter easily accessible digital or online resources, which allow people to seek out less conspicuous solutions to their mental health woes. In Korea, the recent influx of online communities and health apps offer […]

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#CovidHomeCare kits to be distributed by Malaysian Red Crescent Society

February 11, 2022

The Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) will be handing out 9,000 #CovidHomeCare kits containing vital items including thermometers and paracetamol to support marginalised COVID-19 patients who are undergoing home quarantine. “We believe the #CovidHomeCare kit could help to ease their burden. No one is safe until everyone is safe,” said Tuan Haji Hakim bin Hj. […]

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Resilience key to boosting mental health

January 28, 2022

The last two years have caused great waves of depression and anxiety, so much so that it has presented unexpected and unique challenges to our mental health. To better prepare ourselves for the years to come it is crucial to develop resilience in order to maintain our mental health and overall well-being. To make a […]

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Mindfulness classes improve health of schoolchildren

May 3, 2021

Mindfulness is an ancient meditation technique that involves focusing awareness on the present moment, as a means of fostering calm, wellbeing and insight. New research conducted by the University of Derby and Derbyshire Educational Psychology Service, UK,  has found that mindfulness programmes delivered by school teachers can improve the mental health of school-age children and […]

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Regular afternoon naps could help stave off dementia

January 27, 2021

Scientists studying mental health have found a significant relationship between consistent afternoon napping and cognitive function in the ageing Chinese population. Napping may not entirely prevent neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia, but may promote locational awareness, verbal fluency, and working memory, according to the study. People take afternoon naps more frequently as they get older, […]

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Active older adults have comparatively better physical and mental health

November 2, 2020

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there are nearly 16.9 million cancer survivors in the US today; they are also part of a rapidly aging population. A recent study by the ACS has found that high physical activity and lower sitting time amongst these older cancer survivors and older adults, in general, bodes well […]

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