Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Can Cause Shameful Emotions

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Can Cause Shameful Emotions Stigma is a negative reaction to a specific group of people that sets them apart from others. It can lead to unwarranted discrimination and prejudice. The stigma surrounding those with a mental illness is strong. Many people with mental illnesses keep their conditions a secret, for fear of being stereotyped as crazy, …

World Disasters Could Be Contributing to Your Depression

World Disasters Could Be Contributing to Your Depression Disasters around the world, whether natural or man-made, seem to be increasing every year, but this should hardly come as a surprise. Consider the ever-growing incidences of school shootings, random bombings at public events, terrorist acts, industrial accidents, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. The media is often blamed for hyping up …

Political News Can Cause Anxiety

Political News Can Cause Anxiety As this year’s presidential election draws near, the controversy surrounding the candidates and the political atmosphere it is creating is making many Americans feeling more stress than usual. More than one in four people have felt stressed out by political discussions at work, according to a survey from the American Psychological Association (APA). The study …

How Societal Issues Have an Impact on the Self-Esteem of Muslims in the Western World

How Societal Issues Have an Impact on the Self-Esteem of Muslims in the Western World Ever since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, Muslims from every nation have faced societal repercussions from Americans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported a 1,700 percent increase of hate crimes against Muslim Americans from 2000 to 2001. Muslim Americans were …

Why Don’t Depression or Anxiety Medications Work for Everyone?

Why Don’t Depression or Anxiety Medications Work for Everyone? Our society has become reliant on medication over healthy living to feel better — both physically and emotionally. Taking a pill is so much easier than eating right and exercising, so why not? The reason is because healthy living has repeatedly been proven effective for so many health issues — including …