Monthly Archives: April 2017

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People Avoiding Mental Health Support-A Paradox

In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) reviewed the rates of psychiatric treatment usage as reported in 37 studies. The findings were quite alarming: Between 30% – 80% percent of people with mental health struggles never receive treatment.

The average rates for no treatment for specific disorders were: schizophrenia (32%), bipolar disorder (50%), panic disorder (55%), major depression (56%), generalized anxiety disorder (57%) obsessive-compulsive disorder (59%), and alcohol dependence (78%). The WHO report also suggested that these rates are probably low and that the actual number of people failing to receive treatment is much higher. […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Mental Health, Overcome|Comments Off on People Avoiding Mental Health Support-A Paradox

Did You Forget How To Play And Laugh?

It can support your efforts in overcoming a mental health struggle or ward one off
 

In 2007, I was approached by a middle-aged woman, who was a registered laughter therapist. She was part of the laughter movement, being led by Dr. Katari in India during the 1990’s. At first, I didn’t take her seriously. Yet, there was something inside me that felt drawn to her and what she had to offer. It seemed that, unbeknownst to me, there was a personal need for this in my life. […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Engagement, Overcome, Play And Laugh|Comments Off on Did You Forget How To Play And Laugh?