Identifying the factors keeping teenage suicide numbers on the rise

Identifying the factors keeping teenage suicide numbers on the rise

Suicide, an act of taking one’s own life both voluntarily and intentionally, is a grave public health problem that not only extinguishes the life of the person but also affects those close to him or her. It is especially devastating to his or her close family members and children.

Despite the multiple consequences, it remains a widespread problem and is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans of all ages. While 44,193 Americans took their own lives in 2015, more than half a million (505,507) Americans received medical care for self-inflicted injuries at emergency departments (EDs). However, deaths from suicide […] Read more

Smart headbands ready to fight depression within the comforts of home

Smart headbands ready to fight depression within the comforts of home

While technology is constantly upgrading in the health care sector, mental health has not received equal favor so far. With the onset of portable technology, a large number of health care services are now available at fingertips.

Almost every chronic disease has successfully come under the radar of such advanced technology, except mental disorders. Apparently, the sensitive and unique nature of mental health services often becomes a hindrance in developing such a technology that can successfully measure the outcomes and simultaneously intervene.

Given the recent increase in awareness towards mental health issues, a few companies are coming forward to fill the gap […] Read more

Excessive sugar messes with mind

Excessive sugar messes with mind

Sugar in the form of processed or junk food and desserts has already been established to be the culprit behind physical health problems, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, etc. Despite being aware of the consequences, sugar continues to be the mainstay of the typical American diet. It’s not only physical health, but sugar impacts mental health also, studies show.

Ironically, not much attention has been given to sugar’s harmful effects on mental health. A high-sugar diet affects not only mood, memory and overall quality of life, but may also trigger serious disorders like depression. Regrettably, despite the recommended sugar intake […] Read more