Why society must support well those battling depression
A graduate (name withheld) was a prolific storyteller on social platforms, particularly, Twitter. His pinned tweet, posted in September, 2020, spoke a million words! “If I did not die that year,” which later emerges as 2018, “then I would never let any loss cost my life.” But then after another loss, it seems he could not bear it, as it was reported that he took own life.Going through his story, you can see he was a fighter. He had tried a number of businesses but failed. At one time he got a job and lost it after the NGO he was serving closed doors due to Covid-19. To make it worse, his long ...
Tropical Depression Ofel maintains strength, moves west-northwestward
Tropical Depression Ofel maintains strength, moves west-northwestward(Philstar.com) – October 14, 2020 – 12:51pmMANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Ofel is maintaining its strength as it moves toward Burias island in Masbate province, weather forecasters said Wednesday.In its 11 a.m. bulletin Wednesday morning, state weather bureau Pagasa added that the tropical depression, which carries with it maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph, may pass close or over Romblon and Mindoro provinces.READ: ‘Ofel’ makes second landfall in Sorsogo...
Robin Williams' son Zak battled depression and alcoholism following dad's death
The beloved Mrs. Doubtfire star took his own life, aged 63, six years ago, following issues with his mental health and a secret battle with progressive neurological disease Lewy body dementia.In an interview with People, 37-year-old Zak admits he "was deeply unhappy and feeling extremely isolated and broken," following Robin's passing, telling the publication: "I was traumatised."According to the actor, it took a while for him to realise his drinking was getting out of hand and, "Ultimately, I found that if I continued living that way, it wasn't a life that was worth living. Something had to g...
Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan talks about clinical depression
In a symbolic gesture to mark this year’s World Mental Health Day observed on October 10, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan revealed her battle with clinical depression and how she has been tackling it for more than four years. Ira took to her social media account to post an earnest video revealing her thoughts on her health condition.“Hi, I am depressed and I have been for more than four years now. I have been to a doctor ... I am doing much better know,” Ira said.Ira joins the likes of Deepika Padukone, Shaheen Bhatt, Ileana D’Cruz, Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan who have t...
Nika exits PAR, but other LPA may develop into tropical depression in next 2 days
A tropical cyclone may have made its way outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) but Filipinos might have to brace for another one as state meteorologists expect another low-pressure area (LPA) to develop into a tropical depression.Weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) as of Monday afternoon showed that the LPA located 450 kilometers east northeast of Hinatuan in Surigao del Norte may progress as a new cyclone within the next 48 hours.Pagasa expects temperatures to drop again amid rain showers starting Wednesd...
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LPA west of Ilocos Sur turns into tropical depression named Nika
A low pressure area west of Ilocos Sur has developed into a tropical depression and was given the name Nika, according to a Sunday evening bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).The weather disturbance was last spotted 190 kilometers west-southwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur.It was expected to intensify the southwest monsoon, or habagat, bringing rainfall to various parts of the country, including Metro Manila.As of 9:00 p.m., Pagasa issued heavy rainfall warnings over Zambales and Bataan (orange) and Pampanga (yellow).Light to m...
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Study links excessive social media use during pandemic to depression
Excessive social media use during the pandemic is a predictor of symptoms of depression and secondary trauma, a new study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, suggests.The study, published last month in Computers in Human Behavior, surveyed 320 participants living in Wuhan about how they accessed and shared health information with friends, family members, and colleagues over WeChat, China's most popular social media app. They also used a stress scale to measure anxiety and depression by asking participants to rate statements such as "I felt ...
Excessive social media use linked to depression during pandemic, study suggests
Excessive social media use during the pandemic is a predictor of symptoms of depression and secondary trauma, a new study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, suggests.The study, published last month in Computers in Human Behavior, surveyed 320 participants living in Wuhan about how they accessed and shared health information with friends, family members, and colleagues over WeChat, China’s most popular social media app. They also used a stress scale to measure anxiety and depression by asking participants to rate statements such as “I felt ...
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Tropical Storm Gamma could form Saturday
MIAMI — A new tropical depression has formed south of the Yucatan Peninsula, and it could be on track to become Tropical Storm Gamma as soon as Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center.Tropical storm watches and warnings were issued for parts of the Yucatan Peninsula, where the depression is expected to cross over the weekend before hooking west into Mexico.It’s far enough from South Florida that forecasters don’t expect to see any impacts, but an approaching cold front is on track to drench the region anyway.South Florida is forecast to see heavy rain and potential flooding this w...
Pornography use is linked to depression and anxiety — primarily among those who morally disapprove of it
A study published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy suggests that the use of pornography by those in monogamous relationships is not necessarily associated with negative consequences. It seems that the negative consequences of pornography use depend on the consumer’s own moral beliefs about the practice.With pornography becoming more widely accessible, scientific interest in the consequences of its use has increased as well. Previous research has uncovered both positive and negative consequences associated with using pornography. Study authors Raquel Guidry and her colleagues wanted to...