President Trump’s 100 days in office: His bid to repeal Obamacare again lacks support

President Trump’s 100 days in office: His bid to repeal Obamacare again lacks support

Even as President Donald Trump completes his 100 days in the Oval Office this April end, he seems to be denied his most awaited “success” on the health care reform. Not just the opposition is united against any such move of the Trump administration, but some Republicans also seem to be posing a major hurdle. Read more

State Rep Campbell pushes mental health training for police in  Massachusetts

State Rep Campbell pushes mental health training for police in Massachusetts

A physically fit body and sound mental state can do wonders as a person approaches day-to-day issues, and can make coping with challenges that much easier. Realizing the importance of sound mental health and the problems that one encounters, State Representative Linda Dean Campbell, recently organized a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting, which saw advocates from across Massachusetts visit Boston to gather around and muster support for a key legislation to support people with mental health needs. Read more

Study finds causal link between depression and epilepsy

Study finds causal link between depression and epilepsy

“When times get tough, the tough get going,” is a famous proverb. Though some people easily adopt this attitude and find it relatively simpler to face challenges and lead a normal life with its usual ups and downs, for some it is difficult to cope with life as we know it. The challenges of daily work life feel too enormous to deal with, and one finds him or herself stressed, anxious and barely coping most of the time. Stress often leads to depression, a severe mental disorder. Read more

American women experience high levels of anxiety, depression, says WHO

American women experience high levels of anxiety, depression, says WHO

Millions of people in the United States are affected by wide-ranging mental health conditions every year. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2015, there were over 43 million Americans aged 18 years or older – representing almost 18 percent of all adults in the country — with any mental illness (AMI) within the previous year. However, gender plays a significant role in precipitating mental illnesses such as anxiety or depressive disorders. Read more