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“I just want to be a voice for people that are struggling” – Lauren Hope talks about her mental health at General Assembly
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Former TV journalist Lauren Hope is spreading awareness about mental health and has started the initiative through the United Nations General Assembly. “I just want to be a voice for people that are struggling” she said. Hope struggled with depression for several years and later quit her job, survived suicide and became homeless. Faith in […]

Don’t be a Bully Month: Relational aggression is a reality
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Described as an aggressive behavior involving real or perceived balance of power or strength, bullying behavior can be seen in both men and women. While most studies focus on boys as aggressors, girls can be bullies too. Though both boys and girls are known to indulge in bullying behavior, relational aggression is more common in […]

Women’s Equality Day: When it comes to mental health, gender equality matters
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Gender equality is a favorite topic for political or social discourses. While discussing it, one generally focuses on the economic and political aspects, such as inequality in pay or position of power, and sometimes, the physical and psychological aspects, such as violence against women. However, the consequences of gender inequality, especially how it affects the […]

Depicting trauma through movies: A woman’s perspective
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Lynn Ramsay – Scottish writer-and-director known for her much-acclaimed movies “Ratcatcher” (1999), “Morvern Callar” (2002) and “We Need to Talk About Kevin” (2011) – unveils her much-awaited movie “You Were Never Really There” (YWNRT) (2017). Known to portray life-changing trauma from a woman’s perspective, Ramsay’s new project provides viewers with a drastically different viewpoint. Unlike […]

Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: Woman who stood between America and birth defects epidemic
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Birth defects are the major public health issue in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth defects affect about 3 percent of all babies born in the country each year and account for 20 percent of all infant deaths. Research shows that prenatal substance abuse is a leading […]

Mental Health Awareness Month: Celebrities who won over mental illness – 3: Jacqueline Hurst
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A public speaker and ground-breaking life coach, Jacqueline Hurst is a well-known figure who helps uplift her clients emotionally and mentally and achieve their highest potential. Hurst’s online school, The Life Class, provides her clients with resources to help them live more optimally and become coaches themselves. She is also a hypnotherapist and helps people […]

Motherhood – The big decisions: Preparing for birth and possible physical and mental complications
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The big day will arrive, contractions will start and soon a new baby will enter the world. Knowing the possible complications of the birthing process can better prepare new parents. While obsessively pouring over negative birthing stories isn’t encouraged, a general understanding of any possible complications may help some patients stay calm. Gail Greiner, contributing […]

Motherhood – The big decisions: Staying at peace during pregnancy
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Nourishing and nurturing another human being is hard work. The weight gain, hormonal changes and some possible emotional ups and downs can challenge a pregnant woman’s mental health. Rick Nauert, Ph.D., writing for Psych Central, claims pregnancy triggers more hormones in the woman’s body than any other time of her life. Research on the subject […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month – The danger of hope and why victims stay with their abusers
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For those who have never been in an abusive relationship, staying with an aggressor may seem irrational and self-destructive. However, this well-studied phenomenon continues to occur, leading victims down a path of constant physical and mental abuse. In a study titled “Domestic Violence Survivors’ Self-Identified Reasons for Returning to Abusive Relationships” and led by Sascha […]

The feminization of poverty – Poverty’s unbalanced effect on women
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The term “feminization of poverty” was coined by researcher Diana Pearce in 1978 after she discovered two-thirds of the poor were women. The problem’s disproportion was further magnified when African-American women were surveyed by researchers. Recent statistics don’t fare much better. The National Women’s Law Center released figures highlighting rates of poverty in the United […]

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