National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Jan 11

What is Human Trafficking? Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit. Men, women and children of all ages and from all backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world. Data is hard to capture primarily because the individual either lacks awareness of victimization or fears to report it. Human trafficking victims are … [Read more...]

Stigma & Violence in Mental Health – Should We Disconnect the Dots?

Stigma against mentally ill persons is a major problem and has increased in incidence. Multiple studies have suggested that the perception of violent behavior by seriously mentally ill individuals is an important cause of stigma. It is also known that treating seriously mentally ill people decreases violent behavior. Therefore, the most effective way to decrease stigma is to make sure that patients receive adequate treatment. Stigma can lead to discrimination. Discrimination may be … [Read more...]

International Day to End Violence against Women – 25 NOV

25 November marks the International Day to End Violence against Women, and the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign. Since 1991, the campaign has brought together activists and organizations around the world to raise awareness and inspire actions. This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”. Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! As … [Read more...]

How to Completely Detox Your Life

Modern life can be overwhelming and stressful. We live in a world of processed food, social media, climate change, and air pollution. All things considered, it’s not surprising that our bodies and minds feel overworked and in need of a reboot. So, instead of sticking to just one New Year’s Resolution this January, how about making twelve? It may sound daunting, but by tackling just one of these resolutions every month, you could completely detox your life in 2018. Here are some ideas to get … [Read more...]

How to Ease Back Into Your Fitness Routine After Giving Birth

Every new mommy wants to get back to their old life and exercise routines after delivery. This is even more important for mommies because they feel like their bodies changed too much after giving birth. Embracing that isn't a bad thing. It just means you have to ease into this a little more thoughtfully, and that's what you're going to learn about here. Take it Easy When a mom gives birth, all sorts of things could happen, including diastasis recti. If you're wondering what is diastasis … [Read more...]

A Domestic Abuse Victim’s Guide to Freedom

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a common problem. Statistics show that one in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. experience physical violence from a partner. But because of victim stigma and shame, this is a problem that doesn't get addressed enough while solutions are not often discussed. It makes sense for victims to want to get as far away from their abusers as possible, but unfortunately, they often encounter obstacles like a lack of money and even laws that forbid them to … [Read more...]

The Adoption Option For Teenagers With Unwanted Pregnancies

When a teenager finds out they are pregnant, their first reaction is usually shock. This can quickly change to fear when the reality of what needs to be done sinks in. Putting your baby up for adoption is not an easy decision and there are many factors that come into play. There are two types of adoptions: open adoption and closed adoption. A closed adoption means that the birth parents don't have any contact with the adoptive parents or child. In an open adoption, there may be some level of … [Read more...]

Five Touches Around the House That Can Boost Mental Health

Wellness starts at home. If you want to truly care for yourself properly, it is essential that you live in the right environment. This means making the right touches around the house so that you live in a truly comfortable place. The difficult part, however, can be knowing when to start. This is why you should definitely read this guide, which has been created to suggest five small touches that you can implement around the house in order to boost your mental health. Read on now in order to … [Read more...]

5 Things that Might Help You Get Through 2021

2020 was an awful year, no lie. Fires, riots, and a pandemic that spread worldwide within the space of a few months were just brushing the surface of what last year had to offer. It has most of us crawling into 2021 with little enthusiasm and even less energy. So you need something to help get through this new, daunting year and help you walk back into your unique rhythm with a flourish. Or just to help you relax when the going gets tough in the new normal. Here are five things to help … [Read more...]

How to Feel Good For Less

To get the most out of life and to excel at everything you do, it is paramount that you can feel good about yourself. However, many people believe that the key to feeling good is having enough money to enjoy extravagant luxuries and activities. This is not the case, though, and here are some of the best ways that you can feel good for less. 1. Buy New Clothes on a Budget Although you might believe that clothes are not important, what you wear can help you to feel more confident and … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Childbirth

At times pregnancy might seem to be going on forever, and as the due date approaches, you start to fret if you are prepared enough. Even if pregnancy might seem like a never ending period, you should start early with your preparations to reap maximum benefits. Timely preparations will also help you stay relaxed and have a peaceful pregnancy. Here are a few effective plans to prepare yourself for the arrival of your child. Learn Everything You Can The anticipation of giving birth to a … [Read more...]

How Aging Affects Women

For some, aging can be a terrifying thought, while others accept it and learn to see the benefits. For women, especially, aging has a complicated relationship with beauty (just look at the multi-billion dollar anti-aging cream industry) and self-esteem. However, for women, fear of aging may not be as legitimate as it might be for men, as a growing body of evidence is revealing that alongside the negative impacts of aging that everybody experiences, aging brings positives to … [Read more...]

Women’s Mental Health Matters

Mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some disorders are more common in women such as depression and anxiety. There are also certain types of disorders that are unique to women. For example, some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression. Warning Signs Women and men can develop most of the same mental disorders and conditions, but may … [Read more...]

Mental Health, the Secondary Global Pandemic

Countries around the world continue to mobilize to contain the spread of the corona virus, mental health experts say we can’t lose sight of another alarming issue: the long-term mental health impact the pandemic is going to leave on society. Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current coronavirus/COVID-19, can be scary and can affect our mental health. Some countries currently have universal medical care; but things like psychotherapy, which has proven to be an effective treatment for … [Read more...]

Keeping Kid’s Mental Health Strong During Home Schooling

COVID has turned life upside down for everyone. Parents and kids alike are struggling with the new norm of being home. All the time. Who knew that the “quality time” we all lamented as being in short supply, is actually quite stressful in large, undefined stretches? Right now, school is a primary source of stress, anxiety, frustration, and deep guilt for many parents. Our new role as “teacher” is one few of us were prepared for. We not only lack the skills, but we also lack the vital benefit … [Read more...]

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