LEAVE ME ALONE: Hanks Anuku tells critics to chill over ‘disturbing video’

Nollywood actor, Hanks Anuku, has debunked speculations making the rounds on social media that he is mentally unstable. MEZIESBLOG reports that a disturbing motion picture of the popular movie star has been trending on all social media platforms alleging that he was found roaming the street of Benin in Edo State. Days after the video … Continue reading LEAVE ME ALONE: Hanks Anuku tells critics to chill over ‘disturbing video’

Depression, economic hardship increasing suicide rates in Nigeria – Experts

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Nigeria has one of the highest suicide rates in Africa. Dr. Titilayo Tade of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital also states that, “The suicide rate in Nigeria in 2019 is 6.9/100,000, which is higher than 6.5 rate in 2012; but under-reported or miscoded. Nigeria has … Continue reading Depression, economic hardship increasing suicide rates in Nigeria – Experts

Nearly half of European workforce at risk of mental health issues

A summer break is on the horizon for many Europeans – but a sizeable chunk are heading into their holidays feeling unusually anxious and run-down. The COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and now the cost of living crisis are battering the morale of European workers in an unprecedented way, according to new research by … Continue reading Nearly half of European workforce at risk of mental health issues

Eison Cai: Depression and mental health issues take center stage after Malaysian singer’s death

Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Eison Cai died after falling from a building in New Taipei City on Wednesday (Aug 17). He was 40. According to Taiwan's Central News Agency, which quoted the Luzhou Precinct of the New Taipei City Police Department, he fell from the Luzhou MRT station building at about 10am. Police said he died … Continue reading Eison Cai: Depression and mental health issues take center stage after Malaysian singer’s death

NO WAY HOME: Why popular actor Tom Holland is withdrawing from social media

Social media has not been good for his mental health, and he is taking a break from it, British actor Tom Holland announced in an Instagram post on Saturday (Aug 13). The star of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) also used the post to promote a charity, Stem4. Holland, 26, had been an active user of … Continue reading NO WAY HOME: Why popular actor Tom Holland is withdrawing from social media

United Kingdom: Dating app users more likely to suffer depression

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com A report released last year revealed that 1.85 million of us Brits are on Tinder, with the average user clicking onto the app at least 11 times each day. Clearly, UK is a nation looking for love, but a recent study has revealed that people's reliance on dating apps is having an impact on their mental … Continue reading United Kingdom: Dating app users more likely to suffer depression

Why you should count your blessings

A 50 year old gentleman was suffering from deep depression and his wife booked an appointment with a counselor. The wife said… "He is in severe depression, please see to it.." The Counselor began his counseling by asking some personal things while the gentleman's wife sat outside. The gentleman spoke, and it went this way; … Continue reading Why you should count your blessings

No ‘clear evidence’ depression is caused by chemical imbalance in the brain

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com There is no clear evidence that depression is caused by low serotonin levels, researchers have said, as they called into question the widespread use of antidepressants. The new review of existing studies found that the condition is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance and said people should be … Continue reading No ‘clear evidence’ depression is caused by chemical imbalance in the brain

Laura Whitmore defends ‘annoying behaviour’

Laura Whitmore hosts ITV’s show Love Island. But she has never been adrift from the real world. In 2018, she campaigned to repeal the Eighth Amendment, which effectively banned abortion in Ireland. In May of that year, under an anti-repeal message on Twitter, she tweeted to her 400,000 followers: “Is this f**king real? Ireland, you’re better than … Continue reading Laura Whitmore defends ‘annoying behaviour’

How smartphones could be ruining your life

Photo by Lisa on Pexels.com Recent research has shown that the 'smart-phonification' of our lives has led to an over reliance on our phones, which may be linked to memory retention problems. Director of Therapy Institute, columnist with The Irish Examiner, and author of Parenting the Screenager Richard Hogan joined Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra on Drivetime on RTÉ Radio … Continue reading How smartphones could be ruining your life

Tips on surfing the web, navigating media after a mass shooting incident

Photo by Mikhail Nilov on Pexels.com No, it’s not your imagination: Mass shootings have become much more common in recent years. The Gun Violence Archive (GVA) defines a mass shooting as an act of gun violence with four or more victims shot. According to the GVA, the annual number of mass shootings in the United States: was … Continue reading Tips on surfing the web, navigating media after a mass shooting incident

Does smoking cause depression and schizophrenia?

Smoking increases the risk of developing schizophrenia by between 53% and 127% and of developing depression by 54% to 132%, a report by academics from the University of Bristol published ON 20 June, 2022 has shown. More research is needed to identify why this is the case, and more evidence is needed for other mental … Continue reading Does smoking cause depression and schizophrenia?