Latinos face language barrier and cultural stigmas when seeking mental health treatment

Growing up in a Cuban family and dealing with depression at a young age made me understand a hard truth: our culture is not well suited to deal with mental health problems at all. Many kids grow up with serious issues because their parents are afraid to seek help, knowing they will get judged and stigmatized if the community finds out that they have a “crazy” child. That’s right, there is no label for mental illness in the Cuban culture other than crazy. And when you are crazy, you ...

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More doctors prescribing “nature” for anxiety and depression

Scientists have found that spending two hours a week in nature is strongly linked to better health and well-being. According to the NHS, it is not surprising then, than more doctors than ever are giving out "green prescriptions" to those that suffer from conditions like anxiety and depression. Activities like walking and gardening are among the most popular recommendations that doctors are giving. You can read the entire article by clicking here. Chronic depression cannot be cured by ...

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Air Pollution Linked to Mental Health Issues, According to Researchers

We all know the damage that air pollution can have on the human body, especially the lungs. Air quality has gotten so bad in certain areas that it can actually be deadly to people living in them. But now, researchers and geneticists from different countries are finding it out that there may be an associated risk between the quality of the air and some mental illnesses. You can read the entire story in National Geographic There seem to be many factors that can prove to be a detriment to ...

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Study Shows Link Between Depression and Increased Social Media Use In Teens

A study conducted by researches at Montreal's Saint-Justine Hospital in Canada has found a correlation between depression and the time teenagers spend using social media. "Our research reveals that increased time spent using some forms of digital media in a given year predicts depressive symptoms within that same year," Patricia Conrod, the research team's lead said, in a press release on Monday. The research team kept track of 4000 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 16,  monitoring ...

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Teens Are More Anxious, Depressed and Suicidal Today. Why?

It's a fact.  Teenagers today are more anxious and depressed than ever, and suicides are skyrocketing. According to Vox, in 2017, 6,241 suicide deaths ocurred in ages 15-24. Overall, around 16 percent of adolescents, the CDC reports, consider suicide in a given year. “That’s an epidemic,” says Mitch Prinstein, the director of clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. And the craziest thing is that the experts do not really understand what has been causing ...

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Simon Pegg Discusses His Alcohol Addiction and Depression

Simon Pegg, the actor known for movies like the Mission Impossible Franchise and Shaun of the dead, has recently talked about his struggles with depression and addiction. "What I have come to realize from back then is that depression is always there," Pegg said in an interview with G2 Hype. "No matter what I did. I don’t think you ever really lose your demons. You just try to find a way to keep them in their place,” he said. After hitting rock bottom, Pegg finally ended up seeking treatment ...

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Famous Comedians Address Depression and Anxiety in New Documentary

Sometimes we have the misguided belief that the people that make us laugh are the happiest people in the world. Then we hear about icons like Robin Williams taking their lives and we do not understand why. Now, according the Huffington Post, comedians like Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson and Wayne Brady are showing people the not-so-funny part of the story, and share the own stories and struggles with depression and anxiety. "Its Not That Funny," is the name of the film that would soon be ...

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17 Year Old Girl Decides to Legally End Her Life After Battling Mental Illness for Years

After being raped three times as a child,  Noa Pothoven decided to undergo euthanasia on Sunday. According to The Sun, Noa said: Out of fear and shame, I relive the fear, that pain every day. Always scared, always on my guard. And to this day my body stills feels dirty. "After years of battling and fighting, I am drained," the teenager said. Noa had written a critically acclaimed autobiography called Winning or Learning, which explained her struggles with mental illness and suicide attemp...

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Doctors Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Mental Illness in Children

Scientists are now developing an Artificial Intelligence System that can recognize signs of depression and anxiety in children. It does it by studying their speech patterns, and so far it has show to be over 80% accurate. There are many issues in the field of child psychiatry, including insurance problems, long waits for appointments and an overall failure to recognize the early or major symptoms of issues with children. For that reason, doctors are looking at new technology that could help ...

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Kit Harrington Opens Up About His Anxiety and Alcohol Dependence

Kit Harrington has opened up about the heavy toll the #jonsnow role had in his personal life, his anxiety and alcohol dependence. https://yhoo.it/2MfmHla  It can happen to any of us, and there should be no shame involved. Stress and anxiety can happen at any level of success, sometimes even more at the higher levels. These kids get literally thrown in situations they do not know how to deal with and expected to be ok. A high number of them end up breaking. Kudos to Kit for realizing there ...

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