Months before suicide, August Ames narrated her trauma of sexual abuse as child

Months before suicide, August Ames narrated her trauma of sexual abuse as child

Mental disorders do not discriminate. Anybody, irrespective of age, gender or social status, can suffer from a mental health problem. However, owing to the stigma attached to it, very few talk about it or even seek treatment. Porn star August Ames, who reportedly committed suicide in December 2017, was one of the few personalities who have talked about their struggles with various mental conditions.

Just three months before her death, Ames had opened up about her struggle with bipolar, depression and multiple personality disorder. She also talked about the trauma of sexual abuse that she experienced during her childhood. In a podcast interview, Ames narrated her memories of the sexual assault that caused her depression and became the trigger for bipolar disorder and multiple personality disorder. Read more

Tragic ends of celebrities who succumbed to depressive thoughts

Tragic ends of celebrities who succumbed to depressive thoughts

In the field of mental health issues, depression and anxiety disorders have emerged as the leading causes of misery. While the former can turn a person forlorn and clueless about the things happening around him or her, the latter makes him or her wary about everything. In addition, the existence of both the illnesses at the same time can ravage one’s life.

It often becomes difficult to focus on work and studies, or gain pleasure from everyday activities while sitting tight with any kind of mental distress. The wretchedness of a mind going through the difficulties of a mental disorder can devastate one’s daily life. This can subsequently lead to a number of comorbid conditions like loss of interest, eating disorders, sleep issues, substance abuse and suicide in the worst scenario. Read more

Moving house may increase stress levels; here’s how to handle it

Moving house may increase stress levels; here’s how to handle it

“It’s easier to die than to move…at least for the Other Side you don’t need trunks.”

― Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose Read more

Positive parenting helps kids with ADHD, finds study

Positive parenting helps kids with ADHD, finds study

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental illnesses in children. Parents often find it difficult to bring up kids with ADHD. As it is quite difficult to manage the symptoms of ADHD, parents need to find the right approaches to overcome the “hyperactive” and “out of control” attitude of their children rather than being disheartened by the disorder.

As the symptoms of ADHD are merely seen as the mischievous conduct of children, the disorder remains undiagnosed most of the time. Usually, the warning signs of ADHD in a child are identified during his/her school days. Moreover, there are no single test to determine ADHD. Another major problem is the inability of a child to comprehend various emotions and behavioral changes inflicted by the disorder. This increases the onus of the parents to spend time with their kids suffering from ADHD. Read more

Cyberbullying corrodes psychological health, aggravates latent conditions

Cyberbullying corrodes psychological health, aggravates latent conditions

Although the advent of internet and social media has proved to be a boon, putting life on the fast track and making communication easier and faster, on the flip side, it also has certain disadvantages that may go against people. One such drawback of the internet is cyberbullying. The anonymity of the net spurs people to resort to bullying antics, like misbehaving and behaviors that are reminiscent of traditional bullying tactics like name-calling, spreading rumors, embarrassing and threatening their victims. Victims are more vulnerable than ever because cyberbullies can go for an assault any time. Read more