Conservatorships: What you should know about #FreeBritney

When Britney Spears, who turns 40 this year, speaks to a Los Angeles judge at her own request on Wednesday, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money. But what is a conservatorship, exactly? Britney Spears Here's a look at how conservatorships operate, what's … Continue reading Conservatorships: What you should know about #FreeBritney

I knew nothing about depression until I experienced it – Beauty Queen

Former beauty queen, Anna Ebeire Banner, has opened up on her experience as one that lived with depression and became suicidal at some point in her life. The 2013 Most Beautiful Girl Nigeria (MBGN) disclosed her battle with lack of self-confidence has been covered up with pictures and beautiful social media posts. She made this … Continue reading I knew nothing about depression until I experienced it – Beauty Queen

I suffered depression after divorce – Jodie

Depression is a silent killer! In 2010 when soulful singer, Joy Eseoghene Odiete simply known as Jodie, released her monster hit debut single, ‘Kuchi Kuchi’ (Oh! Baby). She never knew how far her song would go. It went as far as becoming an anthem in many households in Africa and beyond. Many did not even … Continue reading I suffered depression after divorce – Jodie

Don’t let depression kill you

Depression is a global health problem which transcends beyond age, race, gender or social class. According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is also known as "depressive disorder" and the term is synonymous with slight sadness, dejection or utter misery. It is best understood as a mood disorder that causes loss of interest in things, people … Continue reading Don’t let depression kill you

Selena Gomez opens up on mental health diagnosis and the coronavirus pandemic

Selena Gomez is no longer afraid to discuss her mental health issues. Contrary to what the media thought about her health issues, the 27-year-old went public Friday after her recent visit to an esteemed hospital in Massachusetts, People reports. "Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America, McLean Hospital, and I discussed … Continue reading Selena Gomez opens up on mental health diagnosis and the coronavirus pandemic

5 stages of grief

Life doesn’t make sense. Everything on earth is vanity upon vanity, we often say when faced with difficult, high-impact or irreversible life situations such as death of a loved one. People from all walks of life and across many cultures—at some points in their lives—go through the stages of mourning identified by David Kessler as: … Continue reading 5 stages of grief

Why emotions are contagious and how you can stay safe

Can you "catch" a mental illness like anxiety and depression the same way you catch a cold? It's something many people believe to be true, according to a recent study published in the journal Memory & Cognition. In the study, participants reported thinking that after a social interaction with someone who lives with anxiety disorder, alcohol abuse, anorexia, and … Continue reading Why emotions are contagious and how you can stay safe

Chronic Anxiety 101

It is normal for people to worry about past, present or expected events in their lives. Anxiousness may be positive or negative, for example, you may feel jittery before facing a panel of interviewers, or before taking decisions about crucial matters in your job, relationship or business. Anxiety is simply an emotion categorized with acts … Continue reading Chronic Anxiety 101

The thin line between insomnia and depression

When one has difficulty sleeping, the waking world seems opaque. On top of feeling tired and fatigued, those who experience sleep disturbances can be irritable and have difficulty concentrating. When one has more severe cases of insomnia, one also faces a higher risk of developing heart disease, chronic pain, hypertension, and respiratory disorders. It can also cause some … Continue reading The thin line between insomnia and depression

Long work hours and risk of depression in women

Working for over 55 hours a week is linked to heightened depression in women, suggests an observational study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology Community Health. Furthermore, the study found that working during weekends is associated with an increased risk in both sexes. Recent times have seen the need to work outside standard 'office' … Continue reading Long work hours and risk of depression in women